Before joining Keele in September 2022, Aizuddin completed his DPhil in Education as a Clarendon Scholar and Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc in Education (Comparative and International Education) from Oxford and an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Aizuddin previously received undergraduate training in engineering (UNSW Sydney) and worked in the corporate philanthropy sector in Malaysia, focusing on education projects. He researches and teaches in the field of comparative and international education.

Aizuddin is currently the co-lead of the Ethnography stream for Methods North West (regional methods hub for Universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Keele and Central Lancashire), as well as the Book Review Editor for Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.

Research and scholarship

Within the field of comparative and international education, my research interests include:

  • Education and inter/national development
  • Ethnography
  • Rural education
  • Informal education
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Education policy
  • Politics of knowledge production
  • Creative and participatory methods


I teach across both undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes.

Undergraduate modules

Comparative Education (Level 5)
Educational Developments Around the World (Level 6)

Postgraduate modules

Issues in Inclusive Education
Comparative Education

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



I welcome supervision enquiries from students interested in doctoral projects within the field of comparative and international education in line with my research interests, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia or with a methodological focus on ethnography or participatory approaches.

Collaborations and grants awards

  • FHUMSS Research Fund, Keele University with Zikri Rahman, Pusat Sejarah Rakyat (Link: 2023-present
  • Interdisciplinary Seedcorn Fund, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Keele University with Olga Mun 2023
  • FreshEd Flux Fellowship 2021 
  • CIE in Malaysia project, with Pravindharan Balakrishnan 2020-present 
  • British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Student Fieldwork Grant 2019
  • Clarendon Scholarship (2018-2021)

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