Jayakumar Chinnasamy

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PhD projects

Internationalisation of Higher Education
Culture and Identity in Education
International and Comparative Education
Professional Learning and Development
Collaborative Practices in Education
Leadership Practices in Education
Inclusive Practices in Education
Innovation and Interdisciplinary Research
Adult Education and Life-Long Learning

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Personal profile


Dr Jayakumar Chinnasamy is a Lecturer in Education, at the School of Education and Social Sciences. Prior to joining the University in May 2022, he served as a Lecturer in Business, in countries like India, Bhutan, Bahrain, and the UK. Jayakumar has teaching experience in areas like Education and Business Management and has taught and supervised students at various levels including UG, PG, and Life-Long Learning. Jayakumar has around 22 years of experience in both academics and industry.

Dr Chinnasamy received his PhD from the University of the West of Scotland in 2022, which focussed on the "Educators' perspectives of internationalisation in Scottish higher education: culture, identity, and constructions of Scottishness”.

Jayakumar is an active member of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA); British Educational Research Association (BERA); International Professional Development Association (IPDA); European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA).

Area of academic expertise - outline

Jayakumar‘s teaching interests include - international education, internationalisation in higher education (HE), issues in HE internationalisation, international educational research, critical issues across education, leadership practices in education, inclusive practices in education, global and comparative perspectives in education, digitalisation in education, and innovations in education.

Current research activities

Currently supervising Masters Dissertation specialising in:

- International Leadership practices

- International Inclusive practices

- International Early Years Education

Current teaching activities and interests

Critical Issues Across Education

Educational Research

Desired research direction

Jayakumar’s desired research interests include - internationalisation in HE; cosmopolitanism; culture; national identity; branding in HE; cross-disciplinary research in HE; sustainable development policies and practices in education; leadership practices in education; inclusive practices in education; adult education and life-long learning; international collaborative research both academic and non-academic (NGOs).

Target collaborative organisations

HE institutions in the United Kingdom, India, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and China.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Member, International Professional Development Association

1 Oct 2022 → …

Member, British Educational Research Association (BERA)

1 Jan 2019 → …

Member, British Association for International and Comparative Education

1 Jan 201830 Jun 2020

Member, European Society for Research on the Education of Adults

1 Jan 2018 → …

Member, Scottish Educational Research Association

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development

1 Jun 200931 Dec 2013


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Internationalisation
  • culture
  • Identity
  • national identity
  • Digital Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • branding
  • professional learning
  • cultural competence
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • LB2361 Curriculum
  • Curriculum design
  • curriculum development
  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
  • Mentorship
  • L Education (General)
  • entrepreneurship education
  • Inclusive Education
  • leadership & management
  • professional practice


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