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.