Philly Iglehart

Student Coordinator, PhD Candidate

Philly is a doctoral student and Research Impact Officer at Plymouth Marjon University. She is interested in social justice in education, schools serving disadvantaged communities, and policymaking. Her PhD builds on the novel concept of Educational Isolation to explore how challenges of ‘place’ combine to impact on school improvement opportunities.


Philly is the postgraduate representative on the Marjon Research Ethics Panel, and she runs the GuildHE peer support group with her colleague Abbie Cairns. She has experience teaching, and supervising MA students. Her publications for researchers and practitioners include work on teacher supply, the Early Career Framework, and widows in medieval Iceland and Yorkshire. She has also written blog posts on research impact.

With Abbie Cairns, Philly promotes and facilitates the GuildHE Research PhD Peer Support Network sessions.