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.
Research, Consultancy, Training and Specialist Tuition
I am an experienced researcher and research leader, with track record of obtaining support from national and international funders. You can read more about my research projects 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 a research reviewer or evaluator, please contact me.
I am able to provide consultancy on areas including teaching and learning strategies; technology-enhanced learning and research; course approval and review processes; and policy review and development. For example, I have recently been involved in:
- Approval processes for professional and doctoral programmes
- Periodic reviews of programmes and portfolios
- Quality assurance reviews of international partners
- Whole-institution review of research integrity and ethics, leading to new policy and processes
In many cases, these have also involved staff development and training in order that new policies are understood and processes implemented.
Teaching and Training
I can provide teaching and training in a range of areas including:
- Research Methods
- Research Ethics
- Supervising Research Students
- Getting Published in Academic Journals
- Writing Successful Research Proposals
My approaches are highly interactive and often involve case-based learning based on real examples to explore the complexities of these topics. Contact me for more information.
As a supervisor of doctoral students as well as over one hundred undergraduate and Masters’ students, I can offer individual tuition on:
- Writing Proposals and Ethics Documents
- Research Design and Research Methods
- Writing for Publication
- Good Academic Practice
- Preparing for Upgrades and Vivas