Dr Maria Kukhareva
University of Bedfordshire
Professional and Academic Development
Maria specialises in supporting postgraduate students in their scholarly activity and delivering Higher Order academic skills support. She also develops collaborative projects around embedding academic skills (into curriculum) and deliver CPD training to teaching staff.
Her doctoral research explores operationalising resilience and draws on educational and sociological theory. Her research interests are reflective pedagogies, learner identity; transitions and turning points; resilience framework as a holistic approach to complex realities and life journeys. Maria has published work on history of childhood, participation in higher education and experiences of UK migrants.