Nozomi Sakata is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Education and International Development, and the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research, at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Her research interests lie in the field of comparative and international education, with a focus on pedagogy in sub-Saharan Africa, education reform in global contexts and the use of mixed methods in educational research. She recently completed her PhD at the IOE, entitled ‘Learner-centred pedagogy and its implications for pupils’ schooling experiences and learning outcomes: A mixed-methods case study in Tanzania’.
Her current research examines pedagogical approaches aligned with capabilities valued by primary teachers in Tanzania. Prior to her PhD, Nozomi obtained a master’s degree in anthropology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University in the US. She has worked with Unicef in Tanzania, the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute and Save the Children Japan on various education- and development-related projects.