In education since 1991, I have worked in a variety of teaching and training roles in the UK and abroad, notably in Europe and the Middle East. Having occupied teaching posts in Further Education, higher education and private sector training and consultancy, my research interests currently draw on this experience and range from pedagogy and creativity in education settings to applications of aspects of continental philosophy to education theory and practice. My teaching responsibilities currently focus on supervision (PhD, EdD, Masters by Research), research development, and teacher education.
Research and knowledge exchange
I am currently working with partnership research projects with universities in Palestine and the US. I also currently lead on a project developing responses to Covid 19 in research methodology as part of CCCU's Interdisciplinary Research Network.
I supervise and chair a wide range of Doctoral and Masters' projects, including
Doctoral Supervision: recent completions (misc.)
- GenZ’s perceptions of factors impacting academic attainment and employment outcomes: an exploratory multiphase Q-methodology study
- The Professional Learning of Academics in Higher Education: A Sociomaterial Perspective
- Developing Resilience as a Policy Strategy: The Impact of Policy as Mediated by Ofsted
- A Study of How Middle Leaders in a Secondary School are Making Sense of Their Role in Relation to Teachers’ Professional Development
Doctoral Supervision: current (misc.)
Teaching and subject expertise
Over the years I have developed subject expertise in:
- MFL (French)
- EFL, ESOL, ESP
- Adult and Professional Learning
- Teacher training and education
- Research development and academc publication
- Doctoral supervision
I am an Honorary National Fireams Instructor (NFI) and a fellow of the HEA. I also write the technical pages of the San Fairy Ann Cycling club magazine, "Milestone".
My research work has been recognized externally be several national and international bodies. My work has been solicited for (re)publication here and in France, the US and Australia. I have presented twice at the National Policing Conference based on my work with policing in Jordan and Kent. In 2018, I gave a keynote address at the CCCU Annual Teaching and Learning Conference on Partnership in Learning and the co-creation of knowledge. Other invitations include to Birmingham University to present on Gilles Deleuze, and to undertake research grant assessment for the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am currently PI on a research project involving partner universities in three continents and the collator for a research project on the effects of Covid 19.
Publications and research outputs