About Me

I am Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, having previously worked at the Universities of Reading and Cambridge, and at Liverpool John Moores University. My work has included the supervision of research students, teaching of research methods and research ethics, and research into radical education, educational technologies and interdisciplinary working.

I have also been an examiner, reviewer and evaluator for universities and other research bodies including the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the European Commission. Prior to taking early retirement in 2018, I was University of Bedfordshire’s Director of Research Development, and chair of the University Research Ethics Committee.

Currently, I am working as Data and Evaluation Advisor at Superhighways, which is leading a project to develop data science capacity in the voluntary sector in London.  I’m also a research affiliate of Autonomy, an independent think-tank concerned with the nature of work, education and automation.

You can read more about my research projects in e-learning and higher education, many of which were funded by UK and international funders and can see a list of publications and research reports. I have experience of complex and interdisciplinary projects, and those employing novel research methods and involving multiple stakeholders.

If you would like to discuss working with me on a project, or seek an advisory group member, research reviewer, or evaluator, please contact me.

Critical Pedagogies, Data Science and Emancipatory Research