School of Education and Sociology


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Dr Angeline Dharmaraj-Savicks

  • Qualifications: PhD in Education
  • Role Title: Lecturer in Education Studies
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5214
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Angeline has a BA in Economics and BSc Psychology from Stella Maris and the University of Madras, Chennai, India. She has a Masters in Education leadership and Management and a PhD in education from the University of Southampton, UK. Angeline started her career in the NGO sector working in areas of health, education, rights, water and sanitation, disaster management and community based rehabilitation of children with disabilities in three Indian states among the tribal, fisher folk and dalit communities.

She then moved into the education sector and worked as a Director of a primary and secondary school catering to marginalised children in the South of India for 10 years. Forming global partnerships with schools and running projects in collaboration with the British Council, she focused on providing a global educational experience.

Additionally, she runs a consultancy doing entrepreneurship motivation and leadership training for corporates, FE institutions and worked closely with Self Help Groups in Indian villages. Project evaluation and future planning for developmental projects and educational institutions are her areas of keen interest.

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Education and Society

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy: The Management of Educational Change
  • Management of People and Marketing in Education
  • Dissertation supervision of postgraduate students


Angeline’s research interest is in policy leadership and management with a specific interest in inclusion and social justice. Her experience and research is predominantly in developing countries among the marginalized communities. Angeline has researched and continues to explore:

  • Local level educational leadership and policy implementation.
  • Transfer of gender attitudes in teaching and learning.
  • Issues of inclusion within democratic management structures.
  • Positional power.

Research profile

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