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Viva success for Asadullah Lashari

Belated congratulations to Asadullah (Asad) Lashari who successfully defended his thesis early in October which focussed on discourses of gendered identity and representation of women academics in leadership roles in higher education in Pakistan.

Asad's supervisors were Professor Kay Fuller and  Professor Juliet Thondhlana. Professor Fuller said "it has been a pleasure and a privilege to accompany Asad through his research project".

Viva examiners reported:

"The work is of a high standard and of appropriate quality".

"It is well theorised, has high quality data and the level of analysis is robust and thorough".

"The viva was a pleasure to be part of. Given the high quality of the thesis there was a robust exchange in relation to some of the key issues, which often focused on some key theoretical aspects. The candidate handled this very well and provided coherent and cogent responses to all questions".

Asad received a Vice Chancellor International Award Research Scholarship to fund his PhD and whilst conducting his research achieved the following:

  • won a university postgraduate advantage award
  • published two book chapters in A Quick Guide to Research Methods for Dissertations in Education. Bloomsbury: London 2023.
  • published three co-authored papers in Qualitative Research Journal 2023, Asia Pacific Journal of Education 2023 and Accountability in Research 2022
  • presented papers in conferences: BELMAS (online) 2021, BELMAS (Belfast) 2023, WLE (Philippines) 2023 and School of Education PGR conference 2023
  • worked as a teaching intern, teaching assistant, personal tutor and dissertation supervisor at the Shool of Education
  • worked as a PGR representative for academic support and EDI
  • worked as a research assistant on two projects with Professor Kay Fuller and Dr Rita Hordosy

Asad's research continues as he is curently working on research papers with Professor Fuller and Dr Hordosy.

Well done Asad on all your achievements so far.

Posted on Friday 3rd November 2023

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