With an academic background in modern foreign languages and theology, I have retained this commitment to interdisciplinarity in my professional life in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and teaching and conducting research on education in multi-ethnic and divided societies.
My research interests lie in the area of diversity and inclusion of ethnic minority children into mainstream society, particularly through the education system. Always qualitative and ethnographic in nature, my previous research has looked at citizenship education in divided societies such as Northern Ireland and Israel, and racial integration and educational attainment in South Africa. I am currently involved in research that explores recent migrant children's understandings of inclusion through the use of photographic methods in schools in South Africa and England. I have been working as a Visiting Researcher at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Centre for International Teacher Education.