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Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Hertfordshire

I am passionate about developing new knowledge through research to help change society and enhance people’s lives. My long-standing commitment to educational and social justice issues runs throughout the UK and European research projects I have been involved in. I am motivated by a desire to tackle real-world issues whilst also developing in-depth theoretical understanding of literature and how it informs my ongoing empirical work. I combine teaching with doctoral supervision and research. My research interests include educational inequality, neoliberal ideology, poverty, social justice, gender-based violence, multimedia communication and human rights.
I have recently co-authored an article with Professor Shula Ramon published in the SAGE journal Violence Against Women entitled ‘Smoke and Mirrors: U.K. Newspaper Representations of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence’.

A book I co-authored with Diana Seach and Miranda Preston titled Supporting Children with Autism in Mainstream Schools is a useful resource for practitioners and parents alike, and includes illustrative case studies based on our research in primary and secondary schools.


  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Education, University of Hertfordshire