Professor of Education Policy Research and Director of Research, School of Education, University of Birmingham
Peter is Director of Research and Deputy Head of the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He also leads the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access and programme lead for the Masters in School Improvement and Educational Leadership.
His main research interests are multidisciplinary analysis of participation, choice and engagement in secondary and higher education.
Private and public finance of education.
Conceptual change with particular reference to understanding in economics.
Relationships between different theoretical perspectives on conceptual change, particularly Variation Theory and Threshold Concepts.
Development of teachers’ thinking and practice through ‘Learning Study’
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