Dr Heather Cockayne

Senior Tutor in Education

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I teach on both the MA International Education and the MA Digital Technologies, Communications and Education. My specialisation is international higher education studies and the student experience. 

My doctoral research focused on experiences of international students in the UK. It focused on the representation of the student voice and examined how international students navigate learning environments. Other research has focused on Sino-British partnerships, which explored the activities and practices of those involved in TNE and also the policy implications for such partnerships. Future directions for research include online and blended learning as well international higher education partnerships from multiple perspectives: teaching, learning, quality, curriculum, leadership and policy. 


Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General) - Higher Education, International education, International pedagogies, Transnational Education

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Doctor of Philosophy, An exploration of how Chinese postgraduate students reconcile their UKHE learning experiences through a cycle of action and self-reflection, The University of Manchester

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