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Natia Sopromadze

« About Me

გამარჯობა! If it is the first time you see these characters, they simply say a warm “hello” in beautiful Georgian.

I completed my PhD funded by the University of Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship at the Centre for Education Studies. After my PhD, I was awarded an Early Career Fellowship at Warwick Institute of Advanced Study. I hold an MA in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Warwick and an MA in English Language and Literature from Akaki Tsereteli State University in Georgia.

« My Research

My PhD project was a mixed-methods study, which examined the interplay between emotion, higher education leadership and culture. It explored the emotional experience of departmental leadership from the perspectives of heads of department and academic staff at Georgian and English universities. The study uncovered hidden struggles academics face in the time of higher education restructuring and offered suggestions for sustaining a positive emotional atmosphere in academic departments.

My research interests include innovative and creative methodologies that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. In July, 2018 I co-organised an online symposium on "Methodological Innovations in Cultural Research" at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick.

« Publications

Sopromadze, N., Moorosi, P. (2017) Do we see through their eyes? Testing a bilingual questionnaire in education research using cognitive interviews, International Journal of Research and Method in Education, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 524-540. DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2016.1181163

Goodall, J., Smith, R., & Sopromadze, N. (2013) An investigation into the training and development needs of Heads of Department in English Universities, British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society, project report, pp. 1-12. [Online]

Sopromadze, N. (2011) Bologna reforms in Georgia: Changes, challenges and pitfalls, International Journal ‘Intellect’, Georgian Foundation for Development of Sciences and Society, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 166-169.

« Professional Memberships

Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)

British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)

British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)

Dr Natia Sopromadze
Dr Natia Sopromadze