Helpful Professor® Instructors

Meet the team!


Dr. Dave Cornell, PhD

Qualifications: B.Ed (Hons), PhD (Psychology of Education)

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, psychology, education

Dr. Cornell has worked in education for more than 20 years. His work has involved designing teacher certification for Trinity College in London and in-service training for state governments in the United States. He has trained kindergarten teachers in 8 countries and helped businessmen and women open baby centers and kindergartens in 3 countries.



Dr. Christopher Drew, PhD

Qualifications: B.Ed (Hons), PhD (Sociology of Education), PGCLTHE

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of education, education studies, study skills

Chris Drew is the founder and editor of The Helpful Professor®. He has a background in sociology of education and educational psychology. He teaches educational studies and study skills at university level. Chris edits and contributes to all articles published on the website.

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Dr. Kamalpreet Gill Singh, PhD

Qualifications: M.Phil, PhD (Sociology)

Areas of Expertise: Sociology, social sciences, humanities

Dr. Gill has a PhD in Sociology and has published academic articles in reputed international peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Master’s degree in Politics and International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Dr. Gill’s work covering the fields of history, politics, literature, economics, philosophy, and current affairs has appeared in major news and media portals in India.


Rosa Panades

Dr. Rosa Panades, PhD

Qualifications: PhD (Sociology)

Areas of Expertise: Sociology, gender sciences

Dr. Panades is a multifaceted sociologist with experience working in a variety of fields, from familiy relations, to teenage pregnancy, housing, women in science or social innvovation. She has worked in international, european and local projects, both in the UK and in Spain. She has an inquisitive and analytical mind and a passion for knowledge, cultural and social issues.

Rosa holds a PhD in Sociology on the topic of young fatherhood from the University of Greenwich, London.



Sanam Vaghefi, PhD Candidate

Qualifications: BSc, MA

Areas of Expertise: Sociology

Sanam Vaghefi (BSc, MA) is a Sociologist, educator and PhD Candidate. She has several years of experience at the University of Victoria as a teaching assistant and instructor. Her research on sociology of migration and mental health has won essay awards from the Canadian Sociological Association and the IRCC. Currently, she is am focused on supporting students online under her academic coaching and tutoring business Lingua Academic Coaching OU.



Pernilla Stammler Jaliff (MSSc)

Qualifications: MSSc

Areas of Expertise: Sociology, Political Science

Pernilla Stammler Jaliff has a master’s degree in Political Science and in Investigative Journalism. She has published several academic articles, and reports on human rights and sustainability for different NGOs. She also works independently as an investigative journalist writing articles on environmental issues such as the lithium and oil industry.



Sourabh Yadav, MA

Qualifications: BA (Hons) English, MA (English)

Areas of Expertise: Literature, Philosophy, Writing Skills

Sourabh Yadav is a freelance writer & filmmaker. He studied English literature at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University. You can find his work on The Print, Live Wire, and YouTube.

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Dalia Yashinsky, MA

Qualifications: BA, MA (Philosophy)

Areas of Expertise: Philosophy, Writing skills

Dalia Yashinsky is an academic writer and professional blogger. She graduated with her Bachelor’s (with Honors) from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario in 2015. She then got her Master’s Degree in philosophy, also from Queen’s University, in 2017. She blogs at

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Viktoriya Sus

Viktoriya Sus, MA

Qualifications: MA (International Relations & Economics)

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy

Viktoriya Sus is an academic writer specializing mainly in economics and business from Ukraine. She holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Lviv National University and has more than 6 years of experience writing for different clients. Viktoriya is passionate about researching the latest trends in economics and business. However, she also loves to explore different topics such as psychology, philosophy, and more.