Ruth Whittle

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

My research interests include 19th- and 20th-century literature as well the role of reflection and mindset for deep learning. In my current research I investigate students’ feelings in connection with their mindset in order to find out effective ways of individualising further personal tutoring. This research is taking place across a number of schools, and will therefore also be useful for determining whether Modern Languages students are similar or different and have different needs from students in other disciplines.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I am interested in supervising theses dealing with narratives of (personal, gendered, professional, national) identities as well as on pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning, particularly the role of mindset and reflection in deep learning.