- Education effectiveness and improvement in challenging contexts
- Educational displacement
- Education accessibility and quality provision for displaced persons
- Educational marginalisation, inequality and inclusion
- Education policy and practice
Vivienne's research is in the field of education effectiveness and improvement in challenging contexts. The research focuses on Nigeria’s basic education policy (UBE) and its practice to examine its implementation as it relates to accessibility, quality provision and improvement for children who have been forcefully displaced and now reside in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, in Nigeria. The research addresses issues of educational displacements, marginalisation, equality, and equity with a view to highlighting the critical need for inclusive practices in displacement contexts.
Vivienne currently supports the following modules as a Teaching Assistant in the Southampton Education School – Learning and Teaching, Researching Learning, Sociology of Education, Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching, Education Research: Practices and Methods, Inclusive Practices in Education, Social context of education and lifelong learning, and Innovation in Learning and Development.
She also has the role of an English for Academic Purpose (EAP) tutor with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton. She has also been invited as guest lecturer to discuss the following topics, ‘Education for Displaced Children in Nigeria’ and ‘Innovating Education for Displaced and Marginalised.'
Vivienne holds a BSc in Political Science from the University of Jos, Nigeria.
A Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.
An MSc in Education Management and Leadership from the University of Southampton, UK.
She has currently completed her PhD from the Southampton Education School and awaiting certificate award.
Before joining the University of Southampton, Vivienne was a primary school teacher for 20 years, and a headteacher in Nigeria. Through her education consultancy outfit, she has offered professional development trainings to numerous schools (locally and abroad), set up new quality standard schools, organised mentoring programmes for young children and community educational programmes in various States of Nigeria. She has attended various educational workshops/trainings within Nigeria and abroad. Vivienne is a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).
Vivienne is a member of the following associations:
- CRI – Centre for Research in Inclusion, University of Southampton UK
- BERA – British Educational Research association
- EARLI – European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
- ICSEI – International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement