Researcher Biography

Ms. Asma Zulfiqar is PhD candidate and research assistant at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). Prior to commencing her PhD at the University of Queensland, Asma was awarded the Australia Awards scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Melbourne in 2015. Asma is also a Global Change Scholar.

PhD topic

Moving Mountains: Pathways out of Patriarchy for Pakistani Women


  • Dr Jenny Povey (Principal)
  • Professor Janeen Baxter (Associate)

Research interests

  • Comparative education policy
  • Politics of gender in education
  • Social disadvantage
  • School leadership
  • Student well-being