Dr Janet Ramdeo

Dr Janet Ramdeo

Lecturer in Higher Education (Inclusive Education)

Academic and research departments

Surrey Institute of Education.


Areas of specialism

Teacher Education; 'Race' Equality; Inclusive Education

University roles and responsibilities

  • EDI Advisor (Race Equality)
  • Student Success Group (current)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Forum

    My qualifications

    EdD - Professional Doctorate in Education
    MEd - Master of Education (with Distinction)

    Previous roles

    Senior Teaching Associate - Education Reform and Innovation (International)
    University of Cambridge
    Programme Leader: Employment Based Routes (Early Years, Primary and Secondary
    Initial Teacher Training) inc. School Direct (salaried)
    UCL Institute of Education
    Director of Employment Based Routes (ITT)
    London South Bank University
    Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary and Early Years)
    St. Mary's University, Twickenham

    Affiliations and memberships

    Advance HE
    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Awarded 2018.
    Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
    Deputy Chair of the Conference Committee (current).
    British Educational Research Association (BERA)
    SIG membership:
    Race, Ethnicity and Education
    ECR Network


    Research interests



    Ramdeo, J. (2012) Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) trainee teachers’ narratives on ‘difference’: voiced perspectives of self and identity, in Inman, S. and Rogers, M. (Eds) Holding on to our values: Teacher education for sustainable development and global citizenship, London: CCCI London South Bank University, pp. 18-32. ISBN: 978-0-946786-75-6.
    Ramdeo, J. (2011) Voiced perspectives on ‘difference: using narrative to examine lived experience of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) trainee teachers on an employment-based route’, in Inman, S. and Rogers, M. (Eds) Building Capacity for ESD/GC in times of change: 2011 Conference Proceedings, London: UK TE ESD/GC Network, pp. 100-105. ISBN: 978-0-946786-72-5.
    Wang, T., Ramdeo, J. and McLaughlin, C. (2021) Experiencing and experimenting: An exploration of teacher agency in an international collaborative teacher professional development programme using experiential learning, Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol. 104.
    This paper investigated Chinese teachers' professional development in an experiential learning programme situated in a cross-cultural context and focused particularly on the role of teacher agency in the learning and localisation of foreign pedagogies. Analysis of interviews and classroom observations revealed the influence of experiential learning on deepening participants’ understanding of foreign experiences. It also highlighted the role of teachers as active agents in recontextualising overseas pedagogical practices in China, either by showing ambivalence towards changes or by developing transcultural pedagogies. The construction of their agency was related to their previous teaching experiences and learning of international perspectives on pedagogy.