BiographyI have extensive experience as a teacher and academic in the global South, beginning my career as a VSO in Sierra Leone and now working part-time as a professor of International Education at the University of Brighton. I am interested generally in the quality of primary education, Teacher Education, and Research Methods, particularly the role of narrative in educational research.
I divide my time between Brighton and Lima, Peru. When I am not working as an academic I write novels and short stories. My new novel. The Disappeared is set in Peru and will be published next year.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The Quality of Primary Education
Policy Development in International Education
Evaluation of Development Projects
Research Methods especially narrative and Life History
Writing, novels and short stories. My first novel Purely Academic (Arena Books) was published a couple of years ago, and my second The Disappeared will be published next year.