Dr Ecem Karlidag-Dennis

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Research Interests

Educational policymaking, critical theory, gender and social justice.



-Tuan Anh Dinh:

Social Innovation in the field of Education Disadvantage Reduction: A study of the mechanism leading to social change and social impact measurement.

-Khin Sandar Maw (DBA) :

Factors influencing the career success of women professionals in Myanmar's private sector.

-Alison Loddick (PhD):

Understanding student disengagement

Teaching Interests

Research methods, social justice, gender, policy, and HE. 


Ecem Karlıdağ-Dennis is a Senior Research at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact. Ecem holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham, School of Education. She specialises in the sociology of education, and her main research areas are educational policymaking, social justice and gender. 

Ecem is currently leading three University of Northampton-based evaluation projects: Access and Participation Plans (APP), UniConnect and Employability Plus.

She is currently an Associate Editor for the international 'Journal of Child and Family Studies and an Editorial Board Member for 'Research in Educational Administration and Leadership".

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Basic education and hegemony in Turkey: thinking on ideology, policy-making and civil society, University of Nottingham

Oct 2013Sep 2017

Award Date: 16 Jul 2018

Master, University of Nottingham

Sep 2010Sep 2011

Award Date: 30 Dec 2011

Bachelor, Bilkent University

Sep 2006Jun 2010

Award Date: 7 Jun 2010


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