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Dr Antonina Tereshchenko
Lecturer in Education


Prior to joining the MA Education team at Brunel in 2021, I was a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education.

Over the last few years, I have worked on the teacher retention projects, both at UCL and Brunel, including an ongoing ESRC Education Research Programme project (led by Durham University) on the recrutment and retention of minority ethnic teachers, and relationship to student outcomes.

I am a Co-I on the Education Endowment Foundation funded study (led by UCL) investigating the effects of attainment grouping and mixed attainment teaching on student outcomes in secondary mathematics. 

I had previously completed three postdoctoral projects on migrant students' identities and educational experiences at King's College London (with funding from the Newton International Fellowship and the British Academy Visiting Scholar Scheme) and at the University of Porto (with funding from the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology). 

Prior to starting my PhD at the University of Cambridge, I worked at the Open Society Soros Foundation in Ukraine on the national reform to ensure equal and transparent access to higher education. 


PhD Education (University of Cambridge)

MPhil Politics, Democracy and Education (University of Cambridge)


Education MA Programme Leader

Newest selected publications

Gorard, S., Chen, W., Tan, Y., See, BH., Gazmuri, C., Tereshchenko, A., et al. (2023) 'The disproportionality of ethnic minority teachers in England: trends, patterns, and problems'. Routledge Open Research, 2. pp. 1 - 27.Open Access Link

Journal article

Tereshchenko, A., Kaur, B. and Wiggins, A. (2023) 'Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions on School Placements: A Resource for Mentors'. Place of publication: UCL Institute of Education & Brunel University London. Available at: Access Link


Tereshchenko, A. and Mills, M. (2022) 'Retention of teachers from minority ethnic groups in disadvantaged schools', in Tierney, R., Rizvi, F. and Ercikan, K. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition). Elsevier Science. pp. 127 - 133. ISBN 10: 0128186305. ISBN 13: 9780128186305.

Book chapter

Hodgen, J., Taylor, B., Francis, B., Craig, N., Bretscher, N., Tereshchenko, A., et al. (2022) 'The achievement gap: The impact of between‐class attainment grouping on pupil attainment and educational equity over time'. British Educational Research Journal, 34 (6). pp. 855 - 863. ISSN: 0141-1926 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bradbury, A., Tereshchenko, A. and Mills, M. (2022) 'Minoritised teachers’ experiences of multiple, intersectional racisms in the school system in England: ‘carrying the weight of racism’'. Race Ethnicity and Education, 26 (3). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1361-3324 Open Access Link

Journal article
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