Jamil is a research fellow at Solent University’s Learning and Teaching Institute (SLTI) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His role at Solent is primarily to develop academics’ understanding of research-based teaching and help them embed the approach for facilitating meaningful learning.
His professional experiences include working in BRAC, the world’s largest development organisation; Bangladesh Ministry of Education; BRAC University in Bangladesh, British Council, and the University of Southampton.
He completed his MLitt in English Language Teaching at the University of St Andrews and PhD in Education at the University of Southampton. His doctoral thesis was a critical realist study of professional development linked to iPad usage among rural Bangladeshi teachers.
Jamil's research interests are centred on the aspects of higher education pedagogy. Examples include research-informed teaching, internationalisation of curricula, educational context evaluation, simulation, and learner autonomy.
Jamil, M. G. (2018). Technology-enhanced teacher development in rural Bangladesh: A critical realist evaluation of the context. Evaluation and program planning, 69, 1-9.
Isiaq, S. O., & Jamil, M. G. (2018). Enhancing student engagement through simulation in programming sessions. The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 35(2), 105-117.
Jamil, M., & Isiaq, S. (2018). Deconstruction of prior knowledge and visual narratives in Computing pedagogy. In 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAD'18) (pp. 1179-1187). Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València.
Isiaq, O. & Jamil, M.G. (July 2018). Developing pedagogical discourse for effective simulation-based lessons in programming, The International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (pp. 245-254). Crete: ICICTE.
He led the Professional Development Centre at BRAC University, Bangladesh, in 2016. Here, he managed a variety of continuing professional development schemes for the university faculty members. He also taught English language and professional development courses at the same university during 2006 and 2011. In 2003-2005, he led the innovative computer aided learning (CAL) project in BRAC, Bangladesh. Additionally, he taught short-term academic programmes in the UK and China, and served as a training consultant in the British Council’s Connecting Classroom programme.