Amy Murdock (PhD)

Meet Amy, your friendly dissertation coach.

With over 14 years of experience in education, Amy values the relationship-building aspect of coaching.

Amy’s work has been published within and outside of academic spheres, as a qualitative researcher and author of non-fiction articles and books. While Amy specialises in education, she is enthusiastically open to all research topics, particularly within the social sciences.

Quick facts

  • Methodology: Qualitative
  • Collection methods: Interviews, focus groups, field observation
  • Analysis methods: Various qualitative data analysis methods, case studies, ethnography, phenomenology and narrative studies
  • Research interests: Education, contemporary anthropology, historical criticism, health and healthcare, social issues
  • Supported software: Word, Excel, NVivo, Otter


Before joining Grad Coach, Amy served as the Research Project Manager for Children at Risk, a social justice non-profit. She was also involved in the University of Houston’s Higher Education, Leadership and Policy Studies Program, where she worked on various research projects related to social justice. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. Using her research expertise and extensive pedagogical experience, teaching hundreds of students with diverse backgrounds, Amy has recently developed and implemented a university graduate-to-undergraduate mentorship programme.


Amy completed her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Sociology at the University of Texas. Amy’s Master’s in Education Administration was awarded by the University of Scranton (US). Following this, Amy earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Houston. Additionally, Amy earned an English teaching certificate from California State University at Northridge

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Interested in working with Amy? Book an initial consultation online today, to discuss how you could work together to conquer your research project.