Dr Fatema Sultana

Research Officer



Fatema is a Research Officer in the School of Education.

Fatema’s PhD research explored the use of evidence-informed learning strategies for improving secondary school students learning in science. She designed and conducted the first population-based survey exploring secondary school learners study practice in North Wales. Fatema has used the findings from her PhD studies to develop a learning programme called Improving Standards through Effective Revision (iStER).

Her current research interests include promoting the use of robust survey research methods in education. She is currently involved in developing accessible survey research methods content for educators, PhD students as well as early career researchers.

Fatema is currently the lead project manager and Research Officer on the Welsh Government’s Collaborative Evidence Network programme of research (£548, 000), to help design robust surveys for the range of projects across the education system in Wales. Fatema was also successful in obtaining external grant income from the National Academy for Education Leadership to conduct the first study exploring the roles and responsibilities of executive headteachers in Wales.

Fatema works closely with colleagues supporting the various close-to-practice research projects in the Collaborative Institute for Education Research, Evidence and Impact (CIEREI), School of Education.


Education/academic qualifications

PhD, Bangor University, 2023

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology, Bangor University, 2017

BSc Psychology, Bangor University, 2016


Grant Awards and Projects

Investigating the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the independent study habits of GCSE and A-Level students across Wales. Welsh Government. Principal Investigator, 2021-2022.

An evaluation of the roles and responsibilities of executive headteachers in Wales. National Academy for Education Leadership. Principal Investigator, 2022-2023.

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