Riadh Ghemmour



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Education
Department: Graduate School of Education


I hold a BA in Anglo-Saxon Civilisation, Literature and Linguistics, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Mostaganem (Algeria). After that, I joined the University of Exeter in 2017 to pursue my PhD. I first completed my MSc in educational research in 2018 and now I am nearly reaching the end of my PhD journey (awaiting viva!). The research project explored research methods, teaching and learning approaches and students' experiences of writing MA education dissertations within the Algerian tertiary education system. A particular focus of this research involves interrogating issues of power, voice and the reproduction of the social world in the classroom using critical pedagogy and critical theory as frameworks. 

Alongside my PhD, I am also a postgraduate teaching associate at the Graduate School of Education, the international student learning skills coordinator at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and an associate for the MA Education Consultancy. 

I have also been involved in different institutional and national research funded projects. I am an active member in the Exeter Decolonising Network and I have co-founded the online platform Decolonial Dialogues.