Laurie Walden

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Pedagogy and Curriculum

Current PhD Supervision: 2nd supervisor

Zeyneb Bouzaida: Algerian Muslim Parents’ Understandings of the Purpose of Quranic Schools: A Phenomenological Study (started November 2019)

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Personal profile


Dr. Laurie Walden is a lecturer in Education on the UWS-London campus.  Prior to joining the university in 2022, Laurie was an associate tutor at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow.  She has over 25 years experience as an educator including classroom teaching in elementary and middle schools in the US.  

Laurie received her PhD in 2022 from the University of Glasgow with a focus on how culturally responsive pedagogy was successfully implemented in a Scottish Primary school.  

Current teaching activities and interests

Participation and Children's Rights

Critical Issues Around Education

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Authentic Assessment

Current research activities

International postgraduate students

Cultural responsiveness in HE

Intersection of Identities


Culturally relevant assessments:  podcasts, vlogs

Desired research direction

  • Exploring how rural Scottish schools can use culturally responsive pedagogy to ensure that they provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for all learners, regardless of background.
  • The use of podcasts and vlogs to engage postgraduate students and enable them to share their scholarly interests.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • LB1501 Primary Education
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • Anti-racism
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Decolonisation
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • L Education (General)
  • LB2361 Curriculum