EdD Student Profiles

EdD research student profiles.


From the outset I have felt held and at home as an EdD student at the University of Sheffield

Suzanne Schultz Sheffield EdD

Suzanne feels that the EdD tutors have a genuine desire to foster collegiate relationships with their students, to impart their knowledge and expertise and to provide advice, authentic feedback, and guidance.

EdD student Fiona Vacher

How I now undertake my role has been transformed by my studies on the EdD

Fiona Vacher Sheffield EdD

Executive Director of Jersey Child Care Trust, Fiona Vacher, feels that the skills and knowledge that she developed on this course will stay with her, adding rigour to how she sees the world and approach everything and everyone, personally and professionally.

EdD student Kathryn Aston

I’ve been able to discuss broader and deeper ideas about education than I would in my normal teaching life

Kathryn Aston Sheffield EdD

Kathryn chose to study on the Sheffield EdD programme to deepen her understanding of her professional role and keep mentally stretched while continuing to work in her teaching role.

EdD student

I feel the warm support from instructors and students in the Sheffield community

Michael Kai-yip Tsang Sheffield EdD

Hong Kong based student, Michael Kai-yip Tsang, looked to the Sheffield EdD programme to broaden his horizons while working full time as a teacher.

Gareth Bramley EdD student

My study to date has been nothing short of transformative

Gareth Bramley Sheffield EdD

Gareth's passion for progressing his understanding for pedagogical theory and practice, and how this could benefit both his students and colleagues led him to the Sheffield EdD.

Tamara EdD graduate

The research was no longer seen as a painstaking task, it became a therapeutic journey that served as an escape from my health challenges

Tamara Taylor EdD Caribbean

EdD Caribbean graduate, Tamara, reflects on the tremendous challenges and the incredible support she experienced during her EdD journey.


Melvyn Tatters, Head Teacher

Melvyn Tatters Sheffield EdD

Melvyn Tatters, values the critical and analytical skills he developed on the Sheffield EdD which he now uses to enhance his role as Head Teacher.


Sapna Thapa, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Sapna Thapa Sheffield EdD

The lessons Sapna learned while studying for her MA and EdD continue to inspire her to question the status quo, to reflect, and to be passionate about research and teaching.

Photograph of Jonty Clarke

Dr Jonty Clark, OBE, Executive Head Teacher

Dr Jonty Clark Sheffield EdD

Sheffield EdD alumni who earned an OBE acknowledges the inclusive education team at Sheffield that helped him to develop a much broader and reflective view about the children and families he works with and the other stakeholders he engages with through his work.

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