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I am senior lecturer School of Education and Sociology and course leader for the Childhood and Youth Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies undergraduate courses. I am also module leader on the Professional Doctorate programme and PhD supervisor. I am also involved in research development across the school of Education and Sociology.


Research Interests

  • Alternative education
  • Inclusion
  • Youth and social media
  • Democratic citizenship and youth voice
  • Qualititative research methods

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Sussex

1 Sep 200626 Feb 2013

Award Date: 26 Feb 2013

MA, University of Sussex

27 Sep 200414 Jul 2006

Award Date: 14 Jul 2006

BA (Hons), Oxford Brookes University

27 Sep 199917 Jul 2002

Award Date: 17 Jul 2002

External positions

September 2018, Kingston University

1 Sep 201831 Aug 2021

BERA Alternative Education Special Interest Group, British Educational Research Association

5 Sep 2017 → …

OCR Sociology Consultative Forum, Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations

22 Apr 2016 → …

Director, Electric Storm Youth Ltd

1 Sep 20142 Apr 2017

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Sep 201430 Sep 2018


  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Youth
  • Inclusion
  • Justice


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