Dr Loretta Anthony-Okeke

Senior Tutor in Education

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I teach on the BSc Education and MA International Education programmes. My research and projects focus on critical analysis of the assumptions and evidence that underpin international student issues with teaching and learning in Further and Higher Education; which dovetails well with my secondary research interest in decolonial critique of education in educational contexts.

My doctoral research focused on Nigerian students' affective, behavioural and cognitive experience of independent learning in UK Sixth-Form Colleges. On-going and future research interests include decolonial and indigenous (research) methodologies that privilege local knowledge and human experience, engaged and ethically responsive pedagogy, theorising independent learning experience, and the use of vlogs, blogs and podcasts in education research.

I am interested in supervising critical qualitative research projects which explore the complex issues that shape educational experience, in relation to the growing neoliberal influence on educational contexts and policy decisions. 

I am part of the Critical Education Policy (CEP) research group and the Higher Education Research Network (HERE @ Manchester). 


I spent the first part of my professional career teaching English and Literature in Junior Secondary school, before moving into the primary school sector as a Key Stage 2 teacher in, Nigeria in independent Abuja schools. Following a couple of years in leadership positions, first as Head of Curriculum Development and then Head Teacher, I moved to Manchester to complete an MA in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Education.


  • 2020 – Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Crossing the bridge: Understanding Nigerian students’ independent learning experience at three English sixth form colleges, The University of Manchester
  • 2015 - Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (Awarded with Distinction), The University of Manchester, Manchester Institute of Education, Manchester, UK
  • 2009 - Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Teacher’s Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English and Literary Studies, The University of Abuja, Nigeria

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General) - Further and Higher Education, International student experience, Independent Learning

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