My research centres on the intersection of educational with social (dis)advantage. I have two broad areas of interest: disciplinary exclusion from school and access to higher education.


I would welcome enquiries from doctoral students with interest in these areas.


Recently completed research includes:


  • Overcoming Barriers to Participation in Higher Education for the Sussex Learning Network

  • Evaluation of the Higher Education Champions Coaching Programme for Looked After Children for Aimhigher London South

  • Inquiry in to School Exclusions - Inequalities in Rates of Exclusion for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England

  • Evaluation of The Villiers Park Scholars Programme for Villiers Park Educational Trust

  • Initial Teacher Education and the Disciplinary Exclusion of Black Pupils for the TDA/Multiverse

  • Addressing working class underachievement for Multiverse


    Selected research activities


  • Workshop leader: Promoting cross-national understandings of exclusion in order to improve outcomes for socially and educationally vulnerable groups VIIth Conference on Childhood Studies, Turku, Finland

  • Key note speaker: Keeping Teens in School -Alternatives to Exclusion conference, University of Cambridge,

  • Key note speaker: Perspectives on Working Class Underachievement, BAAL Conference Sheffield Hallam University

  • Breakfast Seminar:  Understanding Aspiration, Into University