Associate Professor in the Institute of Education, University of Reading

Primarily involved in research, doctoral supervision, and some teaching of research methods and sociology

Senior Academic Manager - line manager of a team of academic staff as well as research assistants

Numerous funded research projects looking at gender, empowerment of the socially disadvantaged as well as self-efficacy and aspirations.Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

Various aspects of sociology of education, including:
Educational identity/identity construction
Educational attainment, values and aspirations
Widening Participation
Social background/Pupil Premium
‘Left-Behind’ Children


  • 2006–present
    Dr, University of Reading