Kent Education Network

Comprehensive Future

I am the Joint Coordinator of the Kent Education Network and member of Comprehensive Future’s Selection Working Party. Both groups campaign for a fair and inclusive admission systems to all schools and particularly to bring an end to selection via an ‘11+’  test.

ESREA’s mission is to support the advancement of high quality research on the education and learning of adults in Europe. I am one of the co-conveners of the Life History and Biography Network promoting an approach to research that uses narrative, biographical and auto/biographical methods. 

European Society for Research

on the Education of Adults

Auto/biography and Narrative

Research and Knowledge Exchange Group

(Canterbury Christ Church University)

I co-coordinate the Auto/biography and Narrative research group within the Faculty of Education promoting the broad umbrella of biographical methods, including auto/ biography, narrative, life history, autoethnography, literary explorations, the use of images, and exploration through drama and other creative methods.

Psychoanalysis and Education Network

I am the convener of the Psychoanalysis and Education Network. We hold seminars in Canterbury Christ Church University 3-4 times a year and organize international conferences. We uses psychoanalytic ideas and practices to make sense of education that is life-wide and life-long.

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Supervision for Senior School Leaders

I am a member of the Canterbury Christ Church University Supervision for Senior School Leaders project. Our Supervision Service is a form of professional development and is designed to help you manage the demands and impact of your role. It is aimed at those working in schools who have significant contact with pupils and their families, and will support your career within the education sector. 

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CURE: Curriculum Reform for Promoting Democratic

Principles and Civic Education in Israel and In Georgia

Cure is a multi-faced Erasmus+ program for curricular reform that aims to improve the level of curriculum for Civic Education and Principles of Democracy in teacher-training  programs in Israel and in Georgia through: 

Developing new courses | Faculty  training workshops | Student leadership training | Student activities | Establishing Civic education clubs (centres at CURE's Israeli and Georgian universities, colleges and in schools where students practice teach.)


I am an active member of the Canterbury Christ Church University Sustainability Team my current focus is on using narrative research techniques to investigate the role zoos may have as catalysts for biodiversity conservation and how we engage the public in the protection of biodiversity including large carnivore introduction?

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