I'm a Jean Monnet Professor of Citizenship Education in Europe. I'm also an Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University, where I still supervise some research students.
I was the first Director of Institute for Policy STudies in Education (IPSE), from 2000 to 2009, and also established the Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network for the European Commission in 1998, and directed this till 2008.
My interests are in researching and promoting policies for social justice and equity in education, including work on
- how young people learn about and actively participate in society ('citizenship education'),
- how they identify with particular locations and institutions (including their country and Europe);
- achieving representative education professions, and
- ensuring access and achievement in education for all social groups.