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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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