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Achala Gupta, Dr

Lecturer at University of Southampton

Dr Achala Gupta is a lecturer at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton. Her research focuses on investigating educational issues sociologically. Achala’s current interests include education delivery systems (formal and ‘shadow’) and schooling practices in Asia, and students’ aspirations and transition into higher education in Europe. She has published research on the heterogeneity of middle-class advantage, teacher entrepreneurialism, social legitimacy and the organisational arrangements of private tutoring in India. Her work has also focused on how students are made sense of by policymakers, staff, the media and students themselves in higher education settings in Denmark, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Spain.

Achala Gupta's contributions