Dr Nilesh Narayan

Name: Dr Nilesh Narayan

Position: Fellow in Leadership & Research

Email: nilesh.narayan@usp.ac.fj

Office: Telau St, Suva, Fiji

Bio: I have a background in teaching mathematics and physics as well as leadership experience in secondary schools. My special interest areas are investigating students’ attitude and the role of technology in teaching and learning of mathematics; educational leadership and its relation to students’ performance.
I have worked as a researcher and led research projects at tertiary levels. I am a mixed methods researcher with keen interest in evaluating impact of educational programmes using randomised/ non-randomised methods.

Current research projects

  • Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF)
  • Review of Professional development and learning program for school leaders to improve learning outcomes for students.


EdD, Mathematics Education
University of Fiji

Master of Educational Leadership
University of Fiji

BSc, Mathematics & Physics
The University of the South Pacific

Secondary Teacher Training Certificate
Fiji National University


Narayan, N. A. (2014, December). TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS CLASS BASED ASSESSMENT. International Journal of Teacher Educational Research (IJTER), 3 (12), 1-7.

Narayan, N. A. (2014, October 10). The reforms to improve the internal assessment system: Teachers’ perceptions. International Journal of Education and Research, 2 (10), 105-112.

Narayan, N. A. (2015, March). THE 8TH GRADE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS PHYSICS IN TIMSS, 201. International Journal of Teacher Educational Research (IJTER), 4 (3).

Narayan, N. A. (2016). Culture of school improvement: Exploring its existence and effectiveness. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1. doi:10.21276/sjhss.2016.1.2.1

Narayan, N. A. (2016). Factors Influencing Teacher Career Satisfaction, Teacher Collaboration and Everyday Challenges: An Exploratory Factor Analysis. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 4(3).


Research interests
Mathematics education, Educational leadership, Educational assessment and Evaluating educational programmes.

Project involvement
Access and Equity Research of Higher Education in Fiji, Fiji Higher Education Commission, 2019