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I was brought up and schooled in a small village in Punjab, Pakistan. During my journey from an open sky school of a remote village to the highly reputed UK universities, I experienced different education systems, teaching and learning cultures, and social interaction with diverse learning communities. This experience furthered my teaching skills and enhanced understanding about the culturally embedded learning needs of diverse student population. I have more than ten years of experience of teaching Business Studies in the UK higher education sector. Most recently, I taught at two affiliated campuses of London Metropolitan University in London for four years before I joined the Brunel University. 


MA in Economics - Forman Christian College, University of the Punjab- Pakistan 

MSc in International Money, Finance and Investment - Brunel University London 

PhD in Social and Policy Studies - Loughborough University, UK 


At Brunel University, I am working as a Research Fellow with the principal investigators on the project titled SMEs digital footprints and their ethical implications during the Covid-19 outbreak and beyond. This project is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Newest selected publications

Mughal, AW. (Accepted) 'Investigating the issue of out-of-school children in rural Pakistan: implications for policymakers'. PhD Thesis.

Thesis dissertation

Mughal, AW. (2020) 'Secondary school students who drop out of school in rural Pakistan: The perspectives of fathers'. Educational Research, 62 (2). pp. 199 - 215. ISSN: 0013-1881

Journal article

Mughal, AW., Aldridge, J. and Monaghan, M. (2019) 'Perspectives of dropped-out children on their dropping out from public secondary schools in rural Pakistan'. International Journal of Educational Development, 66. pp. 52 - 61. ISSN: 0738-0593

Journal article

Mughal, AW. and Aldridge, J. (2017) 'Head Teachers' Perspectives on School Drop-Out in Secondary Schools in Rural Punjab, Pakistan'. Educational Studies, 53 (4). pp. 359 - 376. ISSN: 0013-1946

Journal article

Mughal, AW. (2016) 'Investigating the impact of the tier 4 policy on international students at private colleges in the UK'. Journal of International Students, 6 (1). pp. 241 - 261. ISSN: 2162-3104

Journal article
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