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    Social justice, relational ethics, virtue ethics, educational policy, disadvantaged groups, philosophy in schools, moral education, children's rights.


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    Personal profile


    I am a Lecturer in Primary Education 3-7 teaching across PGCE and Undergraduate QTS programmes. I lead the postgraduate research module 'Being a Teacher-Researcher'. 

    Having recently completed my doctorate in philosophy of education, my research interests are situated in the relationship with philosophy of education and social justice.

    I am co-lead for the Education for Social Justice Network at Edge Hill University. This interdisciplinary Network works to provide opportunities for scholars with a broad interest in social justice as it pertains to education.

    External engagement

    As a PhD student, I co-found The Philosophy of Education Reading Network. Website here. This international, and well-valued community developed out of the challenging Covid-19 circumstances, and set out to mitigate the loss of an academic space we missed during the pandemic. 

    I am a reviewer for the Journal of Philosophy of Education (JOPE) and I sit on the Advisory Board for The International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE).

    Elected to the Executive Committee for The Philosophers of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB).

    Membership of Professional Associations:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) Member of the British Education Research Association (BERA)
    Member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE)

    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 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    Philosophy of Education, PhD, ‘I like the unpath best.’ Exposure, Attention, and Transformation: A Softer Path Stretching Towards Social Justice, Edge Hill University

    3 Oct 201810 Nov 2022

    Award Date: 10 Nov 2022

    PGCTHE, PGCert, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 12 Jul 2021

    Psychology, MSc, Liverpool Hope University

    1 Sept 20171 Oct 2018

    Award Date: 25 Jan 2019

    Primary Education with QTS, BA, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 21 Jul 2017

    Other positions

    Editorial Board Member, Ethics and Education

    10 Apr 2023 → …

    PESGB Executive Committee Member, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

    28 Mar 2023 → …

    Member of Advisory Board, International Network of Philosophers of Education

    20 Jul 2022 → …


    • L Education
    • B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

    Research Groups

    • Education for Social Justice Research Network
    • Higher Education Research Network
    • Narrative Research Network (Education)


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