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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Transformative Teacher Training
    • Developing a personal coaching philosophy: PCP
    • Developing a personal teaching philosophy: PTP
    • Developing a personal leadership philosophy: PLP
    • Developing a personal planetary philosophy: PPP
  • Spiritually Sustainable Schools project - integrating models of religion and worldviews education for spiritual development and sustainable development
  • P4C (Philosophy for Children)
  • Integrative metatheory and metapraxis in relation to 
    • Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
    • Religion and Worldviews Education (RE)
    • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Models of Educational Leadership and Management
  • Competences in Education for Sustainable Development 
  • Inner Development Goals for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Models of the University & Philosophy of Higher Education
  • Metamodernism


  • BA (Hons) Teaching, Learning & Child Development
  • BA QTS Primary Education
  • PGCE Primary Education
  • PGCTHE: Personal and Academic Tutor

External engagement

  • Membership of EHU's SustainNet 
  • Membership of EHU's Education for Sustainable Development group
  • Regenerative River Republic project - mapping education for sustainable development initiatives in the Manchester-Mersey bioregion @ EduSynthesis
  • Metamodern Mentoring project - networking with thought leaders of metamodernism 


2018- Lecturer in Education, Edge Hill University  

2007-2018 Interim Headships & Consultant Leadership (Self-employed) 

Consultant Leader, Westfield School, Westfield, East Sussex; Consultant Leader, Al Hijrah School, Birmingham, 4-16; Interim Executive Headteacher, Leicestershire; Interim Headteacher, Sandown Primary School, Hastings, East-Sussex; Interim Headteacher, Southfield Primary School, Oakham, Rutland; Interim Headteacher, Ecclesbourne Infant & Nursery School, Croydon; Interim Headteacher, The Grove Children and Family Centre, Southwark. 

2005-07 Thinking Skills Trainer / Organizational Consultant PT

2005-07 Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, PT

1996-2005 Headteacher St Paul’s CE Primary School, Salford, FT

1993-96 Deputy Head, Furness Vale Primary School, Derbyshire, FT

1992-93 Class Teacher, St George’s CE Primary, New Mills, Derbyshire, FT

1989-92 Class Teacher, Bradley Green Primary School, Tameside, FT

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University


Postgraduate Certificate in Online & Distance Education, The Open University


School Leadership, PhD, University of Liverpool


Educational Management, MA, The Open University


Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester


Theology & Religious Studies, BA, University of Manchester