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Mohamed Alansari

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Senior Researcher
  • PhD in Education
  • MA in Education with First Class Honours 
  • BA(Hons) in Education with First Class Honours 
  • BA in Education (Liberal Arts) and Mathematics 

Mohamed's research spans educational and social psychology, with a specific focus on institutional and classroom practices that impact the social and academic trajectories of student learning. Mohamed employs a mixed-method approach in his research, with a stronger focus on quantitative research methodologies.  Mohamed explores educational ‘puzzles of practice’ from a psychological perspective, and has both experience and expertise in undertaking research at primary, secondary, and tertiary settings. 

Mohamed was an evaluator of a number of government, community and philanthropically funded projects such as I Have A Dream, TLIF,  and STEM Online NZ. He was also the convenor of the 11th Educational Psychology Forum in 2018. 

Mohamed had previously directed courses in research methods and psychological studies in education, and is a reviewer for top ranked journals in educational psychology including Contemporary Educational Psychology and the British Journal of Educational Psychology.   

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational and social psychology.
  • Learning environments.
  • Academic motivation and learning.
  • Student and teacher beliefs.
  • Survey development.