Before becoming a higher education teacher and researcher I worked for 15 years teaching in a comprehensive community college in Leicestershire. During that time I was an officer of my professional association and an elected teacher representative of Leicestershire Local Education Authority.
My research interests focus on both the school and higher education sectors. These include understanding the formation and development of education policy processes, educational management and teacher leadership, school and HE sector labour relations/teacher unions and the investigation of teachers’ work/academic labour through labour process analysis.
My official ‘work website’ is here. This site is intended as a more personal presentation of my work and activities. The intention is to present work I’m involved with in a more ‘open access’ format, as much as I can. My hope, is that this use of social media will engage with a broader audience than normally accesses traditional academic outlets. The site is intended to be an expression of my conviction that research, ideas and activism must be connected.
Blogposts are organised around various projects and activities I’m involved in – see ‘Current Projects’ on the toolbar. Posts take a variety of formats – many are updates/news items tagged to different projects – others are more opinion pieces.
Most of the material is related to my professional concerns and activities, but there is the occasional blog entry that is a bit more off-piste . Please feel free to contact me if there’s anything here you wish to discuss.