Dr Priti Chopra PhD, MSc, MA, BA (Hons), PGCertHE, QTLS, FHEA

International PGCE Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer

Dr Priti Chopra is a Programme Leader for the International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) and a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood and Youth Studies (CYS) in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich. She joined University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer in the Further Education & Skills Sector, with subject specialism in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Literacy, in 2008.

Priti is a qualified and practicing integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has worked for more than twenty-seven years as an educator and researcher in India and the UK. Priti has collaborated with diverse community-based, national and international organisations to research, design and develop inclusive education provision and resources. In the UK, her work included focus on the rights, learning identities and needs of refugees, asylum seekers and young offenders. Her research has also been centred on empowering education provision processes and practices for Dalit women and young people in the rural areas of northern India. Priti has worked as a curriculum development lead for the None in Three Research Centre for the Global Prevention of Gender-based Violence to develop anti-violence curricula for secondary schools in Jamaica, Uganda, India and the UK.

Priti teaches the CYS undergraduate programme final year module ‘Global Childhoods, Young People and Social Justice’ and supervises MA in Education and doctoral research across a range of topics, in varied educational fields. She welcomes applicants for doctoral study who share her research interests in intercultural learning, inclusive learning design, technology enhanced learning, and education for social justice.

Posts held previously:

  • (2011-2014) International coordinator, European Champion and Erasmus Coordinator, School of Education,
    University of Greenwich
  • (2008-2012) Senior Lecturer, Further Education & Skills Sector (ESOL and Literacy), University of Greenwich
  • (2006-2008) ESOL Teacher Education Coordinator, Greenwich Community College
  • (2003-2006) Study Skills Teacher Coordinator and ESOL & Literacy Tutor, City Lit
  • (2003-2003) Research Assistant, King’s College London

Responsibilities within the university

  • iPGCE Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood and Youth Studies
  • PhD supervisor and examiner
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Champion, School of Education
  • Convener for Wellbeing, Equity & Inclusion in Education Interest Group, School of Education

Awards

  • 2021, ILD Competitive Funding Grant, University of Greenwich
  • 2017, Allocation of Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship, University of Greenwich (second supervisor)
  • 2016, Allocation of Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship, University of Greenwich (second supervisor)
  • 2011, ECR conference award, University of Greenwich
  • 2010, Promising Researcher Award, University of Greenwich
  • 2009, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Award Winner

Recognition

  • External PhD examiner
  • Peer reviewer for:
    • The European Journal of Development Research
    • International Journal of Educational Development
    • COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
    • Higher Education Quarterly

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Inclusive education provision, practice and learning design
  • Education for social justice and sustainable development
  • Global childhoods and young people
  • Intercultural learning
  • Multilingualism and second language acquisition
  • Technology enhanced learning and digital literacies

Key funded projects

2020, None in Three Global Challenges Research Fund project (India, Jamaica, Uganda, UK), The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)/AHRC, UKRI, University of Huddersfield

Recent publications

Article

Chopra, Priti and , (2020), Teachers’ participation in school decision-making processes and practices: the case of an Indian government secondary school. Padova University Press. In: , , , . Padova University Press, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 12 (1) . pp. 44-55 2035-4983 (Online) (doi: https://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/2020/1/4).

Taysum, A , Arar, K, Chopra, P, Imam, H , Harrison, K , McNamara, G , O'Hara, J , Pogosian, V , Mynbayeva, A , Yelbayeva, Z (2020), Optimising well-being and learning through participatory processes and practices: an international comparative analysis of ten groundwork case-studies in schools. Padova University Press. In: , , , . Padova University Press, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 12 (1) . pp. 182-210 ISSN: 2035-4983 (Print), (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.14658/pupj-ijse-2020-1-11).

Chopra, Priti and , (2017), Deconstructing a colonial legacy: An analysis of Indian secondary education policy. Padova University Press. In: , , , . Padova University Press, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 9 (2) . pp. 88-103 2035-4983 (Online) (doi: http://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/2017/2/5).

Eldred, Janine , Robinson-Pant, Anna, Nabic, Rafat, Chopra, Priti , Nussey, Charlotte , Bown, Lalage (2014), Women's right to learning and literacy. Taylor & Francis Group. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis Group, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 44 (4) . pp. 655-675 ISSN: 0305-7925 (Print), 1469-3623 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.911999) NB Item availability restricted.

Chopra, Priti and , (2014), Seeking conditions of possibility: (re)conceptualising democratic discursive practices in a rights-based approach to adult education. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. In: , , , . Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 44 (3) . pp. 335-355 ISSN: 0305-7925 (Print), 1469-3623 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2012.757149).

Book section

Chopra, Priti and , (2016), Using literacy for empowering traditional midwives (dais) in Bihar, northern India: Is there a literacy-participant disconnect?. British Association for Literacy in Development. In: , , In: Juliet McCaffery, Brian Street (eds.), Theory and Practice in Literacy and Development: Papers from the Informal Literacy Discussions 2011 – 201. British Association for Literacy in Development, Uppingham (1st) . pp. 63-73 . ISBN: 9780954211462 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Chopra, Priti , Datta, Savita, Mishra, Veena (2013), The student experience in India. Routledge. In: , , In: Camille B. Kandiko, Mark Weyers (eds.), The Global Student Experience: An International and Comparative Analysi. Routledge, London, UK . pp. 172-191 . ISBN: 9780415809269 (doi: ).

Conference item

Chopra, Priti and , (2014), Transforming mortality inequalities: A case of countering gender-based violence with education for social justice. In: International conference on Power, Politics and Priorities for Comparative and International Education, BAICE 2014, 8-10 September 2014, University of Bath, UK , . , (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Chopra, Priti and , (2021), Alterity and my intercultural sense of self in counselling practice. British Sociological Association (BSA) Publications. In: BSA 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference: Remaking the Future, 13th April 2021 to 15th April 2021, Online In: Aminu Audu, Mark Doidge, Janice McLaughlin (eds.), Remaking the Future: 70th anniversary virtual conference, 13-15 April 202. British Sociological Association (BSA) Publications, London, UK (doi: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/25511/ac2021_conf_prog_d1_130421.pdf).