About me

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I am an Associate Professor in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, which is part of the University of London. I teach on MA, PhD and EdD programmes, supervising students researching topics such as big data and children’s privacy rights, artificial intelligence and education, curriculum, educational attainment, teacher careers, education technology, and educational sociology.

I have written widely on the contemporary sociology of education. I am the author of the books Teachers Under Siege (2006) Invisibly blighted: the digital erosion of childhood (2017, with Andy Phippen) and Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision (2018, with Peeter Mehisto and David Scott and OPEN ACCESS with free download).

I also have research interests in education futures, the sociology and ethics of technology, biometrics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, and education in the professions. I regularly advise leading organisations on matters relating to education, training and assessment, such as the BBC, the NHS, the European Commission, Kaplan, Royal Colleges of Medicine and universities both here and in China. I am a member of the Privacy Expert Group of the Biometrics Institute, an industry body.


Twitter @drleatongray

Instagram dr_education

UCL personal web page https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=SHLEA94



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