From September 2019, I am Director of Teaching and Learning Operations in the Manchester Institute of Education, working closely with Dr Miriam Firth, who is Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy.
I have experience as a teacher, senior leader and education adviser, working in and with schools in the West Midlands. I have been a governor of eight schools over a period of more than 30 years. In July 2017, I completed a professional doctorate at the University of Manchester and was appointed to a part-time post as Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Programme Director of the MA Education (Teach First Leadership) programme. The title of my doctoral project was Academisation: A dynamic process of systemic change in England. I presented my thesis in Journal Format. Four of the chapters have been published or are in press.
Note for those preparing applications for doctoral study
Please be aware that I am not currently available to be the main supervisor of a doctoral thesis.
Doctor of Education, University of Manchester, 2017
Master of Business Administration, University of Leicester, 1999
Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1974