CV and publications



This page is largely about my career: details of projects, publications, etc, are listed on sub-pages (see menu to the left)

Current position


Emeritus Professor of Education, London Metropolitan University


Jean Monnet ad personam Professor of Citizenship Education in Europe

(awarded by the European Commission, September 2009)



Research Fellow (part-time: 0.2), Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University


Former position


Director, Institute for Policy Studies in Education (2000-2009)

I founded the institute in 2000, and have built it up over nine years to a group of 20 full time researchers, conducting policy analysis in education with a focus of social justice and equity, for a wide variety of local, national and European funders.


University Academic Coordinator for Research Degrees (1987-2008)

I coordinated the internal quality control mechanisms for all PhD students for the University, checking enrolment, progress and completion of students and supervisory arrangements.


Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire 2001 - 2004


Date of birth, etc


1946 - London. United Kingdom Citizen


Education and Qualifications


BSc (Econ) Hons: 2.i Government and Politics; University of London (External), 1971

(studied at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1967 - 71)


MA (Area Studies); University of London, 1972

(School of Oriental and African Studies, 1971 - 72)


PhD; University of London (Faculty of Economics), 1981

(Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 1972 - 75 [full time])

Thesis on the politics of race in late colonial Tanganyika


Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE); Distinctions in theory and in practice; University of London, 1976

(College of All Saints, 1975 - 76)


Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences: (Awarded by the Academy of Social Sciences, August 2010)


DLitt; Education for Social Justice, London Metropolitan University, 2011


Previous Employment




  • 2000 - 09Director, Institute of Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University
  • 1990 Professor, Polytechnic of North London (now London Metropolitan University)
  • 1985 - 90 Principal Lecturer, Polytechnic of North London
  • 1985Senior Lecturer, Polytechnic of North London
  • 1981 - 85 Teacher, Primary school, Notting Hill (ILEA)
  • 1979 - 81Advisory Teacher for History and Social Studies in Primary Schools for the ILEA
  • 1976 - 79 Teacher, Primary school, Hackney (ILEA)



  • 1976 - 80 Part time Lecturer, Multicultural Education Diploma Course, College of All Saints
  • 1971 - 73 Part time Lecturer, Liberal Studies, Croydon Technical College



London Metropolitan University Committee Membership, etc


  • Humanities and Teacher Education: Faculty Board, 1987 to 1997
  • Faculty Research Committee, 1988 to date (Chair 1993 to 1997)
  • Faculty Academic Quality Committee, 1993 to 1997


  • University Research Committee/Research and Graduate Studies Board, 1991 to date
  • Academic Board, 1991 to 2003, 2007 to date
  • Research Degrees Committee, 1991 to date (Vice Chair from 2003)
  • Professorial and Honorary Degrees Committee, 2000 to date


  • Committee for the Accreditation of Teacher Education: London Polytechnics Committee, member, 1989 - 92


  • Director, Centre for Research in Children's Economic and Social Understanding (formerly Primary Schools and Industry Centre), 1986 to 2000


London Metropolitan University Course Development and Management


  • Leader of BEd (Hons) Course Development Team, 1985 - 87
  • BEd (Hons) Course Tutor, PNL, 1987 - 1990
  • Chair of MA (Educational Studies) Development Group, 1991
  • MA (Educational Studies) Coordinator, London Metropolitan University, 1991 - 1993
  • Chair of BA (Education Studies) Development Team, 1992 - 93 (to end of validation)
  • Chair of inter-Faculty Postgraduate Research Methods Scheme Development Team, 1994
  • Faculty Research Director, 1991 - 1997



External Committee Membership, etc


  • Schools Council, member of History Committee, 1980 - 1982
  • Schools Curriculum Industry Partnership, Chair of Primary Schools Research Group, 1983 - 90
  • CNAA, Education INSET Committee, 1986 - 88
  • CNAA, Register of Members, 1988 - 1992
  • New End Primary School, Governor, 1987 – 1990
  • Professorial Promotion Committee, University of Cyprus, 2002
  • Coordinator and Chair, Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Thematic Network, 1997-2008
  • President, Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association, 2006 - 2008



Understanding the Construction of Identities by Young New Europeans: Kaleidoscopic Identities


Routledge 2015



Equalities and Education in Europe: Explanations and Excuses for Inequality


(with Melinda Dooly,and Nanny Hartsmar)

Cambridge Scholars 2012




Future Citizens: 21st century challenges for young people


(edited with B Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz and A Zalewska) Krakow: Impuls 2010




What’s fair? Young Europeans’ constructions of equity, altruism and self-interest


(edited with M Dooly)

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Press 2010




A European Education


Trentham Press 2008





Teachers’ and Pupils’ Constructions of Competition and Cooperation: A three country study of Slovenia, Hungary and England


(with Marta Fűlőp and Marajanca Pergar Kuščer)

University of Ljubljana Press 2006


Higher Education and Social Class: Issues of exclusion and inclusion


(ed with Louise Archer and Merryn Hutchings)

RoutledgeFalmer 2003





The Crisis in Teacher Supply: Research and strategies for retention


(ed with Ian Menter and Merryn Hutchings)

Trentham Press 2002


Curriculum: Construction and Critique


Falmer 2000

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