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    Personal profile

    Research interests

    • Thrivability: developing an integrative meta-pedagogy for the Manchester-Mersey bioregion integrating place-based Wisdom, Sustainability, Wellbeing and Resilience education
    • 4Ps of Transformative Reflective Practice embracing Personal, Pedagogical, Professional & Planetary dimensions of transformation

    • Integration of worldviews education, metacognition and mindfulness in Religious Education pedagogy

    • The Educational theory of Matthew Lipman, Kieran Egan, Guy Claxton and John Heron

    • The Transreligious Theology of Robert Neville Cummings & philosophy of religion of Wesley Wildman 

    • The Contemplative Ecology of Sufism and holistic spirituality of Islamic Environmentalism


    External engagement

    • Membership of EHU's SustainNet involved in promotional and entrepreneurial activities towards integrative sustainability education in the North West region & internationally; Webinar scheduled for 2nd Semester 2021: ‘Regenerative River Republic: designing a Meta-pedagogy for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion’

    Public/media engagement

    Knowledge Exchange, Networking & Consultancy aligned with research interests

    • www.thrivability.uk Showcasing the thrivability toolkit, integrating thinking and learning skills for wellbeing, resilience, wellbeing and wisdom - integrative metapedagogy for primary, secondary and tertiary 
    • www.ecoversity.uk Bioregional blog and project portfolio for the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Regions. Networking and communities of inquiry in: The Thrivability Toolkit (TTT) for teachers and lecturers, Pro Planetary Practice (PPP) for trainee teachers, Regenerative River Republic (RRR) for the local bioregion, Spiritually Sustainable Society (SSS) for spiritual activists with an interest in Islamic environmentalism, Worldviews Without Walls (WWW) for Religious Education teachers 


    2018- Lecturer, DCEC, Edge Hill University, PT  

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

    2017-18 EnglishWise TEFL online Academy for Professional English, PT

    2017 Consultant Leader, Westfield School, Westfield, East Sussex, Interim 

    2014 Consultant Leader, Al Hijrah School, Birmingham, 4-16, Interim

    2011-13 Executive Headteacher, Leicestershire, Interim

    2010-11 Headteacher, Sandown Primary School, Hastings, East-Sussex, Interim

    2010 Headteacher, Southfield Primary School, Oakham, Rutland, Interim 

    2008 Headteacher, Ecclesbourne Infant & Nursery School, Croydon, Interim             

    2007 Headteacher, The Grove Children and Family Centre, Southwark, Interim 

    2005-07 Thinking Skills Trainer / Organizational Consultant

    2005-07  Organizational Consultant (Positive Engagement, PT

    2005-07 CPD Trainer in Thinking Skills (Thinking for a Change), PT

    2005-07 Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, PT

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

    1992-96 Primary School Teacher

    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



    • PG4100 Academic and Professional Development
    • PED2016 Foundation Subjects (Religious Education)
    • PED3016 RE Minor Specialism
    • Visiting Tutor Y1,2,3 PG Teaching Placements


    1. PED 1013 RE Minor Specialism                                                    


    • CYPD1001 Children & Young People’s Learning & Development Needs (Module Leader)
    • WCH3006 Education & Curriculum (Module Leader)
    • PG4101 Evidence-Based Research & Leadership (Humanities)

    Contrivbutions to teaching innovation & student support

    • Personal and Academic Tutor: Year 1 BA Primary QTS / Primary PGCE
    • Introducing the new Worldviews Education component into RE, including the use of a questionnaire to raise the personal worldview awareness of students
    • Adopting and adapting the P4C (Philosophy for Children) methodology in seminars to promote caring, critical and creative thinking skills


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate in Online & Distance Education, The Open University


    School Leadership, PhD, University of Liverpool


    Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester


    Educational Management, MA, The Open University


    Theology & Religious Studies, BA, University of Manchester



    • L Education
    • Sustainability
    • Resilience
    • Wellbeing
    • Wisdom
    • P4C
    • Caring, Critical & Creative Thinking Skills
    • Learning Power Approach
    • LOTC
    • Ecopedagogy
    • Ecojustice
    • BV1460 Religious Education
    • Worldviews Education
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Metacognition
    • Spiritual Development
    • LB Theory and practice of education
    • Metamodern
    • Transformative Reflective Practice
    • Teacher Mindfulness
    • Teachers Mental Health
    • Self-authoring Educational Philosophy
    • Curriculum Design
    • Integrative Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education
    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • The Ecological University
    • JS Local government Municipal government
    • Greater Manchester City Region
    • Liverpool City Region