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Biography

Sevda is a PhD researcher in the field of school evaluation in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at UEA and works as an associate tutor of 'Leading teaching, improving learning and global education reform' module at UEA.

In parallel to her academic career, she is also working as an evaluation and impact officer for Manor House Development Trust. Sevda also holds an MA in Leadership from University College London and worked as a mathematics teacher in Turkish high schools around 4 years. Her research interests centre around educational evaluation, leadership and improvement policy and practice of Western, Eastern and Eurasian countries.

Academic Background

Sevda's current PhD research employs the research method of elite (expert) interviews to investigate the changing approaches to school evaluation in England since the 1988 Education Reform Act and their underpinning methodologies. She aims to explore and critically analyse ‘official’ and alternative approaches to school evaluation in England and assess if the lessons from the English experience of school evaluation might be relevant to other education systems.

In her second MA degree in Leadership from University College London,  she employed case study research design and researched on Challenge Partner's school to school peer-review model of evaluation. She also researched on the competence of Turkish school leaders in crisis management in her fist MA degree in Turkey. 

Her research interests centre around evaluation, leadership and school improvement policy and practices of Western, Eastern and Eurasian countries.

Teaching Interests

Evaluation, accountability, improvement, leadership and coaching

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University College London

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

External positions

Associate Tutor, University of East Anglia

Jan 2021 → …

Evaluation and Monitoring Officer

16 Dec 2020 → …