I am programme director for the MA Educational Leadership in Practice working in an innovative new educational space between the University of Manchester Worldwide and the Institute of Education. I am also a lecturer in educational leadership at the University of Manchester's Institute of Education (MIE). I am focused on international and globalising educational leadership and global citizenship education. I am interested in equity, distinction and power and I approach the generation of knowledge through a phenomenological close understanding of context, and a critical analysis. I often draw upon the work of Pierre Bourdieu and other critical theorists, such as the those in the Frankfurt school.
I am convenor of the Comparative and International Education Special Interest Group of BERA. I am deeply interested in international education, and the globalising context of educational leadership.
I am an active member of BELMAS, and work within the Critical Educational Policy and Leadership RIG.
In my current postion at the University of Manchester I am responsible for developing the blended Masters in Educational Leadership in Practice, working with the Univeristy of Manchester Worldwide on global rollout of this extraordinary masters.
Visiting Scholar (I unhappily declined due to extreme climate crisis Australia 2019 and large carbon footprint of flight), University of MelbourneApr 2020
Convenor Comparative and International Education, BERA (British Educational Research Association)1 Aug 2019
External Examiner, International Baccalaureate Organisation1 Oct 2011