Dr Loretta Anthony-Okeke

Lecturer in Education

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Loretta is a Lecturer in Education at the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester. She taught in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria before coming to Manchester. Her teaching and research interests are multidisciplinary and directly relevant to explorations around the different post-secondary and higher education settings where learning takes place, learning experiences and the critical discourse produced by students for themselves about those experiences, relational educational issues in Global North and Global South contexts, and a range of international education and comparative research methodologies.

Loretta teaches on the BSc Education and MA International Education programmes and is 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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