Lecturer in Education, Keele University
I joined Keele in March 2016 to take up the role of Director of PGCE Programmes. I have worked at the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Bath Spa. I completed my PhD as an ESRC funded scholar, under the supervision of Professors Susan Robertson and Roger Dale at Bristol University, and my thesis investigated the role of the European Commission in the Governance of Education Policy in the European Union. As a researcher, I work in inter-disciplinary collaboration with scholars from Economic Geography, Politics and Sociology with a particular interest in the Political Economy of Education, ethnographies of educational institutions, the inter-scalar production of education policy and the financialisation of Higher Education.
My teaching spans PGCE, Masters and Doctoral Education programmes with particular responsibility for Curriculum, Policy and International Education modules. I have gained research funding and managed research projects for the Economic and Social Research Council and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in the UK, and the European Commission and Centre for European Policy Studies in Europe.
A recent victory for parent Jon Platt at the High Court means that the 2013 ban on parents taking their children on holidays during term-time is now out of step with English law. Platts case has become something of a...