UNESCO Centre

Dr Tejendra Pherali

Role

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

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Dates

Dr Pherali has visited Northern Ireland and the UNESCO Centre on a number of occasions since 2011 to collaborate with our UNESCO Chair.

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Area(s) of Interest

Education, Conflict and International Development

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Further Information

Dr Pherali has joined us to share his knowledge and expertise on education, conflict and international development.

He has travelled extensively both in the rural parts of Nepal and across the world sharing knowledge from the field. Over the last eight years he has won an impressive number of awards and scholarships for his work, most recently the ‘Dor Bahadur Bista Prize 2010’ for ‘Best Graduate Student Paper’, awarded by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies for the paper titled ‘Leadership in peril: Managing school and self during Nepal’s “People’s War” ’ which is currently under review in Comparative Education.

Currently an academic at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Dr Pherali has a wealth of experience as a teacher, administrator and research consultant both in private and non-governmental organisations in addition to his current work as a researcher at LJMU. His research interests lie around education and conflict, youth and community peace building, post‑conflict educational reconstruction and international comparative education. He is currently working on a number of projects around these areas. He started his career at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, with a BA in Political Science and English Literature. He is currently writing his PhD on ‘Impact of armed conflict on school education in Nepal’. In addition, he also holds an MA in Sociology, an MEd in Integrative Learning and an MEd in Research Methodology.

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Dr Tejendra Pherali