Curriculum Vitae


My research area is critical education policy studies and investigating how measurement affects education policy, especially related to the experiences of teachers. I aim to develop the field of critical educational measurement analyzing the ethics, data quality and consequences of data use in education.


Assistant Professor, College of Education, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 2019-present)


Research Awards

Article of the Year for 2019 in Educational Review for article Measuring privatisation in education: methodological challenges and possibilities (Winchip, Stevenson and Milner, 2019)

Journal Articles

Winchip, E (under second review) Open for Business: a quantitative analysis of teachers’ experiences of marketization in international schools

Winchip, E. (2021) Teachers’ Experiences of Marketization in the United Arab Emirates. The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review

Winchip, E. (2020) The interplay of government, private funding and civil actors in the United Arab Emirates: response to ‘private actors and public goods: a comparative case study of funding and public governance in K-12 education in 3 global cities’. Journal of Educational Administration and History52(1), 120-123.

Winchip, E., Stevenson, H. & Milner, A. (2019) Measuring privatisation in education: methodological challenges and possibilities. Educational Review: Special issue – The Global Education Reform Movement (GERM): Infection, Immunity, Prevention and Cure. 


Medwell, J., Cooker, L., Bailey, L. & Winchip, E. (2017). The impact of the PYP exhibition on the development of international mindedness, critical thinking and attributes of the learner profile. International Baccalaureate Organization: Bethesda, MD.

Stevenson, H., Hagger-Vaughan, L., Milner, A. & Winchip, E. (2017). Education and Training Policy in the European Semester: public investment, public policy, social dialogue and privatisation patterns across Europe. European Trade Union Committee for Education: Brussels.

Stevenson, H., Shah, S., Cooker, L., Bailey, L., Winchip, E. & Karak, M. (2017). The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) implementation in the United Arab Emirates. International Baccalaureate Organization: Bethesda, MD.

Book Chapters

Stevenson H., Milner A., Winchip E. and Hagger-Vaughan L. (2019) Education policy and the European Semester: Challenging soft power in hard times in L. Tett and M. Hamilton (2019) Resisting neoliberalism in education: local, national and transnational perspectives. Bristol: The Policy Press.


Example online teaching video

Zayed University Courses

Assessment and Evaluation (EDC353) Spring 2021, Spring 2022

Classroom Management (EDC321) Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

Early Childhood and Primary Math and Science Methods (EDC352, EDC452) Spring 2020, Fall 2020

Educational Technology (EDC360) Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022

Field Experience (EDC390, EDC480, EDC490) Every semester Spring 2020—present

Student Capstone Project (EDC499) Fall 2020, Fall 2021

Other Teaching

TART (Teacher Candidate Action Research Training): Data collection, analysis and lesson planning Led training for students during their internship to get them ready to collect and analyze data for their action research projects (Spring 2021, Fall 2021)

Zayed University MEd courses – Taught one week of the graduate program to discuss data collection and analysis in preparation for their research proposal creation (2021)


Successful Research Bids

2020 – present COVID-19 and Emergency Distance Learning in the United Arab Emirates

Grant amount – 10,000AED

2016 – 2017    European Trade Union Committee for Education Professional Development Education Trade Unions for the Teaching Profession: Strengthening the capacity of education trade unions to represent teachers’ professional needs in social dialogue.

Grant amount – £11,500

2016 – 2019    U21 Graduate Innovation Project and Research Project, blog and podcast      Grant amount – €5,000

Additional Research Projects

National Union of Teachers (NUT) Member and Representative Engagement Survey

Designed items and analyzed results for scales of union engagement

London, UK (2017)

Visiting Scholar, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (2016-2017)


Faculty Professional Development

Flipping out With Assessment: Evaluating and Writing Rubrics (2021) – Led training for creating and evaluating rubrics, discussing the different types of rubrics and their purposes

Accreditation Data Analysis

Assisted in data analysis and presentation for Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for accreditation of the Zayed University undergraduate teacher education program (2019-2020)

Continuous Improvement Seminar Work Group

Analyzed assessments for alignment to course learning outcomes, suggested improvements to assessments and analyzed student responses to identify poor items on key assessments (2019-2020)

Committee Membership

Learning Outcomes Assessment – Zayed University (2020-present)

Curriculum Review – Zayed University (2020-present)

Manuscript Reviews

Educational Review – Reviewed an article about the ethics of data use in schools (2021)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives – Reviewed an article about instructor temporal intelligence and teaching effectiveness (2020)

Frontiers in Education – Reviewed an article about teacher and leader resilience (2020)

Gulf Comparative Education and Development Review – Reviewed an article about a teacher professional development international exchange program (2021) and an article about the participation of women in higher education in the Gulf region (2019)

Professional Development in Education – Reviewed articles on using Exploratory Factor Analysis to analyze the effectiveness of Universal Design for Learning training (2018-2019), scale of intervention team effectiveness (2018-19), English language teacher training programs abroad (2018) and the psychometric properties of a professional learning survey (2018)

Other Related Service

The Music Commission Research Reference Group for Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Member of the reference group consulting the design of music progression research. London, UK (2017-2018)

International Moderator in Music for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) (2011-2015) Evaluated the assessment and delivery of the Middle Years’ Programme (MYP)

Faculty Advisory Committee Member at The American International School in Kuwait (2011-2012) Advocated for housing and employment-related issues for international teaching staff

Curriculum Writer for The American International School in Kuwait (PYP and MYP) (2009-2013)

Music Textbook Adoption Committee, Salem-Keizer School District, USA (2006-2007)

Community Service

Beta Reader – Fail Safe by Katy Morgan (2021)

Crag development and planning – Stardust Climbing area, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (2019-present)



PhD in Education, Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

University of Nottingham, UK (2019)

MEd in Educational Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment

University of Illinois – Chicago, USA (2014)

BME in Music Education with teacher certification, Summa cum laude

Western Illinois University, USA (2006)

Employment Experience

Assistant Professor of Education, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2019-present)

Research Assistant, University of Nottingham, UK (2016-2019)

Primary Music Teacher, GEMS World Academy – Dubai, UAE (2013-2015)

Secondary Music Teacher, The American International School in Kuwait (2009-2013)

Music Teacher, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, Oregon, USA (2006-2009)

Additional Qualifications

Teaching Certification – K-12 General and Instrumental Music Education, Oregon, USA


2021    Women @ Work in Higher Education panelist

Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research series (online)

2020    Measuring privatisation in education: methodological challenges and possibilities

Educational Review Article of the Year Celebration (online)

2019    A Feminist Approach to Measurement

            Contemporary Approaches for Measurement and Evaluation of Complex Social Phenomena

University of Manchester – Manchester, UK

2017    Soft Power in Hard Times: Survey analysis and results

Critical Education Policy and Leadership Research Interest Group of BELMAS, Nottingham, UK


2021    Teachers’ Experiences of Marketization: The United Arab Emirates as a prime example

European Educational Research Conference (ECER) (upcoming)

2021    The Experiences of Teachers and Marketization in the UAE

            Gulf Comparative Education Society Conference (online)

2020    Comparative Education Society in Europe (accepted but cancelled due to COVID19)

2018    Measuring the Business Influences on Teachers’ Work

European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Balzano, Italy

2018    Negotiating ‘Voice’ in the Space Between: Using digital platforms for transformative and transnational knowledge production

European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Balzano, Italy

2018    The Business Influences on Teachers’ Work

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA), New York, USA

2018    The Voice of Teachers in For-Profit Schools

Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium, Ras al Khaimah, UAE

2017    Challenging Teacher Workload: An analysis of discourses of individual and collective action in trade union policy

European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Copenhagen, Denmark

2017    The Voices of Teachers in For-Profit International Schools

European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Copenhagen, Denmark

2017    Education Policy, the EU and the European Semester: Soft policy in hard times. at the European

Educational Research Conference (ECER), Copenhagen, Denmark (contributing author)

2017    Feminist Research and Quantitative Methods: Is there a conflict?

Gender and Education Association (GEA) conference, London, UK

2017    Self-Determination Theory and Teachers’ Experiences

Rasch Users UK Annual Meeting, Coventry, UK

2016    Developing a Feminist Quantitative Approach to Educational Research

European Educational Research Conference (ECER), Dublin, Ireland

2016    Rasch Measurement as a Feminist Quantitative Approach

Rasch Users UK Annual Meeting, Durham, UK

2014    Analyzing the School Inspection Instrument of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai

European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)

Special Interest Group for Educational Evaluation, Accountability, and School Improvement, Bielefeld, Germany

2013    Examining Assessment Practices of the IB MYP Using a Many-Facet Rasch Model

European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Junior Researchers Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus


2021    Mothers as invisible heroes: Managing parenting and self-care during COVID19

Parenting During a Pandemic Series, Zayed University Early Childhood Learning Center

2021    Teachers’ Experiences of Marketization

Faculty Research Sharing, Zayed University

2018    The Voice of Teachers in Schools

Workshop Facilitator, MENA Teachers’ Summit – Dubai, UAE

2017    The Experiences of Teachers in For-Profit International Schools

Three Minute Thesis Finals – University of Nottingham, LINK conference

2017    Business Influences on Teachers’ Work in the UAE

Al Qasimi Foundation Majlis Series Lecture, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE



Winsteps and Facets





University of Nottingham Graduate Travel Prize (2018)

Vice-Chancellors Scholarship for Research Excellence – Full Tuition Scholarship (2015 – 2017)

Western Illinois University Honors Scholar (2001 – 2006)

Music Talent Grant – Full Tuition Scholarship (2001 – 2005)