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Research Fellow in the School of Education, Durham University

Nadia Siddiqui is a research fellow at Durham University, School of Education, having completed her PhD on informal learning and women’s literature at the University of Birmingham.

She is currently leading a Nuffield-funded study of the non-cognitive impacts of teaching Philosophy for Children in primary schools, and a study with ASER data of the intakes to and results from schools in Pakistan. She is author of several peer-reviewed journal articles on research methods, evaluations of school-based interventions, and equity in education.

She is concerned with improving the quality of social science research, and passionate about the role of schools in shaping a fairer society.

Her book is entitled:
Urdu Women’s Digests: Reading for Pleasure Behind ‘Walls and Veils’. (2013) Saarbru¨cken. ISSN/ISBN: 978-3-639-51792-7


  • –present
    Research Associate in the School of Education, Durham University