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Iryna Kushnir, Dr

Associate Professor in Education Policy at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Kushnir is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to this, her mobile academic career let her experience academia in five countries across seven universities, including the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield in the UK. Her research is at the intersection of higher education policy and sociology, post-Soviet Europeanisation and social justice. She is particularly interested in the higher education policy and politics of the Bologna Process. Her work has led to empirical and theoretical contributions, and a wider societal impact of her work is in co-establishing and developing the Ukrainian Education Research Association. She is also the author of the monograph ‘The Bologna Reform in Ukraine: Learning Europeanisation in the Post-Soviet Context’ with Emerald Publishing, and one of the reviewers of the BERA Research Ethics Guidelines. Dr Kushnir is also the PI on the project funded by Spencer Foundation and is going to the University of Bergen as a Visiting Scholar.

Iryna Kushnir's contributions