As divisional co-ordinator, Keith manages the everyday operation of the programmes in history, politics and philosophy. He also teach modules on aspects of modern British history, in particular on the history of childhood, history of education and on the nature and methods of history.
He has researched and published on the history of higher and technical education, education in the co-operative movement, and history in the school curriculum, mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Keith is research active within the area of history. He is a member of the Public History research group and the Regional History research group.