Karl Maton is Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building at the University of Sydney, having previously taught at the University of Cambridge (where he completed three degrees), the Open University (UK), Keele University (UK) and the University of Wollongong (Australia).  

Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) is being widely used by scholars and postgraduate researchers in Australia, France, South Africa, China, Scandinavia, USA, UK and elsewhere to address a diverse range of issues in sociology, education, and linguistics.  

Karl's book, Knowledge and Knowers: Towards a realist sociology of education, which sets out key concepts from LCT, was published in 2014, and the sequel, Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory, was published in 2016.
PhD, University of Cambridge, 2005