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Dr Sana Rizvi

Job: Lecturer, Early Career Academic Fellow

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7073

E: sana.rizvi@dmu.ac.uk

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Personal profile

Dr. Sana Rizvi is a Lecturer / Early Career Academic Fellow in The Division of Education. Her teaching interests lie in qualitative educational research methods and special education needs/disability.

Her research interests encompass disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable communities, disabled students’ experiences of primary, secondary and higher education, research ethics, and she is also keenly interested in deploying feminist methodology such as intersectionality in research with mothers from minority backgrounds.

Research group affiliations

  • Participation & Social Justice Research Group, De Montfort University
  • Inclusive & Special Education Network, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

Key research outputs

  • Rizvi, S. and Limbrick, P. (2015) Provision for learners with SLD/PMLD from ethnic minority families in Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, edited by Lacey, P., Ashdown, R., Jones, P., Lawson, H. and Pipe, M.
  • Rizvi, S. (2015) Exploring British Pakistani mothers’ perceptions of their child with disability: insights from a UK context, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
  • Rizvi, S. (2017) (IN-PRESS) Treading on eggshells: Doing Feminism in Educational Research, International Journal of Research and Methods in Education
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Aug 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2016) Great Expectations: Maternal Expectations of Support from Special & Mainstream Schools for their Children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Aug 2016) School Placements and Changing Expectations: A Qualitative Research of Maternal Experiences,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2015) British-Pakistani maternal perspectives on having a child with Special Needs and/or Disability, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Sep 2015) South Asian maternal perspectives on having a child with Special Needs and/or Disability in the UK,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol GSOE Doctoral Conference (May 2015)Gaining access: Crossing boundaries from ethical guidelines to participant’s reality,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol 7th Annual Ethics Seminar (Mar 2015) Ethical Challenges to Researching within a South Asian Context, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Main Conference (Sep 2014) Exploring South Asian Maternal Perspectives and Understanding of their Child’s Disability: Insights from a UK Based Study, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol Family empowerment and children with disabilities Symposium (Mar 2014) British Pakistani mothers’ perceptions of their child with a disability, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Cambridge Kaleidoscope Conference (May 2013) South Asian mothers understanding of their child’s disability: UK based case studies, Rizvi, S., paper presentation 

Research interests/expertise

  • Feminist / feminism
  • Disability / disabled
  • Intersectionality
  • Mothering
  • South Asian Muslim
  • Qualitative research methods 

Areas of teaching

  • Research Methods
  • Special education needs / disability

Qualifications

  • MA Education (Inclusive and Special Educational Needs), University of Birmingham
  • MPhil Educational Research, University of Cambridge
  • PhD Education, University of Bristol

Courses taught

  • Researching Education

Honours and awards

  • University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Sep 2013 – Sep 2016

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • British Education Research Association

Forthcoming events

  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Aug 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation

Conference attendance

  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Aug 2017) (IN-PRESS) Ain’t I a mother? An in-depth study of experiences of British-Pakistani mothers supporting their children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2016) Great Expectations: Maternal Expectations of Support from Special & Mainstream Schools for their Children with SEND, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Aug 2016) School Placements and Changing Expectations: A Qualitative Research of Maternal Experiences,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Sep 2015) British-Pakistani maternal perspectives on having a child with Special Needs and/or Disability, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference (Sep 2015) South Asian maternal perspectives on having a child with Special Needs and/or Disability in the UK,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol GSOE Doctoral Conference (May 2015)Gaining access: Crossing boundaries from ethical guidelines to participant’s reality,Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol 7th Annual Ethics Seminar (Mar 2015) Ethical Challenges to Researching within a South Asian Context, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • British Education Research Association (BERA) Main Conference (Sep 2014) Exploring South Asian Maternal Perspectives and Understanding of their Child’s Disability: Insights from a UK Based Study, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Bristol Family empowerment and children with disabilities Symposium (Mar 2014) British Pakistani mothers’ perceptions of their child with a disability, Rizvi, S., paper presentation
  • University of Cambridge Kaleidoscope Conference (May 2013) South Asian mothers understanding of their child’s disability: UK based case studies, Rizvi, S., paper presentation

Current research students

  • Currently supervising Masters students
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