Professor of Education Policy, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

I have been working at LSE since 1990, first as a researcher, and since 2002 as Professor of Education Policy in the Department of Social Policy. I am currently deputy head of the Department. I also direct the Education Research Group and carry out research on education policy.

My current research focuses on recent reforms to the English secondary school system including the development of the academies programme, secondary school admissions, education systems in comparative perspective and transitions to adulthood.

At the undergraduate level I am responsible for a specialist education course, Education Policy, offered as part of the BSc programmes in the Department of Social Policy.

Experience

  • 2002–present
    Professor of Education Policy, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Publications

  • 2014
    Academies in England and independent schools (fristående skolor) in Sweden: policy, privatisation, access and segregation, Research Papers in Education
  • 2014
    Banding and ballots: secondary school admisssions in England: admissions in 2012/13 and the impact of growth of academies, Sutton Trust
  • 2013
    The development of the academies programme: ‘privatising’ school-based education in England 1986–2013, British Journal of Educational Studies