Research Student Profiles

Miss DAI, Jiaqi

Social Contexts and Policies of Education

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: Educational Leadership

Research Topic: The Role of Leadership in Developing Ethnic Minority Students’ Sense of Belonging at School in China

Email Address:

Office: Room 401, Runme Shaw Building

About Me:
Educational background:
B.Sc. Economics (University College London)
M.A. Educational Leadership (Pre-service) (University College London)

Research interest:
My research interest focuses on the role of educational leadership in forming a caring and equitable school culture to respond to the growing diversity in the Eastern context. More specifically, my endeavour is to explore context-based leadership strategies to develop ethnic minority student sense of belonging and identity. Based on my interdisciplinary study in both economics and education, I am also interested in investigating the effectiveness of education policies and reforms to realize educational inclusion.

Research skills:
For research methodology, I currently focus on ethnography and qualitative case study. From studying economics, I do have previous experience utilising STATA and SPSS.

I always look forward to research collaborations and communications!

Primary Supervisor: Professor LA LONDE, Priya Goel

Co-supervisor(s): Professor LI, Yongyan

Research Outputs:
Dai, J. (2023, 2). New Teachers are Leaving the Profession: How can School Leadership Make a Difference?. Proceeding of the 2022 International Conference on Educational Science and Social Culture (ESSC 2022), Kunming, China.

Dai, J. (2022, 11). Leading Professional Learning Communities to Support University Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development: Possibilities and Challenges in China. Proceeding of the 2022 International Conference on Science Education and Art Appreciation (SEAA 2022), Chengdu, China.