My research 2004-2006

During this period, my academic doctorswork focused on the relationship between classroom practices and teacher engagement, and how this was influenced by education policy. For the Cambridge University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute, I carried out work in the area of Higher Education research that identified different engagement patterns in small group teaching contexts, resulting in the Cambridge University internal report Enriching engineering education through the use of small group tutorials at Cambridge University (2005, download here: and I explored teachers’ involvement with subject-based continuing professional development, culminating in the commissioned report An Enquiry into Subject Based Continuing Professional Development for Teachers (2004, download here: funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. I also pursued my interest in learning in the professions by carrying out evaluations of dental and medical education, sitting on the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board and on Dental Educator recruitment panels for the Eastern Deanery, as well as providing quality assurance for examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of General Practitioners.