I am a Senior Lecturer 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 (forthcoming, 2018, with Peeter Mehisto and David Scott).
I also have research interests in the sociology of technology, biometrics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, education futures 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, 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, and a school governor of the Trumpington Federation, which runs two primary schools in Cambridge (look at our inspiring new library here: https://www.bookspaceforschools.co.uk/case-studies/curiosity-shops).
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