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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), the British Educational Research Association (BERA), and the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA).

Area of academic expertise - outline

Jayakumar has teaching experience in areas like Education, Business, Management, Marketing, HR Management, and Financial Management subjects. He has taught and supervised students at various levels like; UG, PG, and in Life-Long Learning. He has worked as a Lecturer in countries like India, Bhutan, Bahrain, and the UK.

Jayakumar ‘s teaching interests include - educational research, critical issues in education, global and comparative perspectives of education, curriculum development, and innovations in education.

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; Adult education and life-long learning; international collaborative research both academic and non-academic (NGOs).

Target collaborative organisations

HE institutions in the EU, India, the middle east, China, and other international HEIs.

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


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