Personal profile

Research interests

  • Participatory and creative research methods
  • Practice-based research, teachers as researchers
  • Investigating the use of research evidence to inform teaching practice
  • Additional Learning Needs and lnclusive practice
  • FAVE (Further, Adult and Vocational Education)

Teaching interests

  • Equity and inclusion
  • Social justice
  • Environmental justice
  • Action Research
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical theories


  • Teaching learners with visual impairment
  • Teaching A Level Sociology
  • Community development
  • Cross-sector partnership working
  • Voluntary and Community Sector training and development
  • Youth Participation
  • Inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers
  • European youth work and intercultural learning


  • Collaborative and participatory working practices
  • Facilitation
  • Inclusive practice
  • Practical application of theory
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Line management


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Teacher Training, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Heart of Worcestershire College

1 Sept 20161 Jul 2018

Award Date: 4 Oct 2018

Education, PhD, Pushing at the Limits: Reconstructing Cross-Cultural Exchange in Education, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

1 Oct 19971 Dec 2000

Award Date: 4 May 2001

Combined Studies, BA Hons, First Class Honours in Combined Studies with Special Merit in Cosmos and Philosophical Traditions and Special Merit in Education, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

1 Oct 199430 Jun 1997

Award Date: 12 Jul 1997


  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
  • L Education (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)


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