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Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer in International Education and joined the Department for Education at the University of Bath in September 2017. I am a member of the Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education Research Cluster and my research interests include International and Intercultural Education; International Schools; Internationalisation of Higher Education; Comparative Education. I have worked on numerous funded collaborative research projects in these areas and am currently Principal Investigator on a BAICE-funded project looking at academics’ understandings and experiences of Internationalisation of the Curriculum at three Russell Group Universities. I teach on the MA Internationalisation and Globalisation, the MA Education, and the EdD (Doctor of Education). I supervise students at doctoral level and would like to hear from students interested in pursuing doctoral study in my areas of interest.

Externally, I am Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Education, University of London, based at the International Centre for Intercultural Studies and convene the BERA SIG Comparative and International Education. I am on the editorial boards of Compare, Intercultural Education, and Research in Comparative and International Education.

Prior to joining Bath, I worked as a Lecturer in Higher Education at Kings College London and as a Lecturer in Education at Durham University. I have held numerous academic appointments across a range of UK universities following completion of my ESRC 1+3 funded doctorate in Education at the University of Oxford in 2009, where I also completed two Masters degrees in Comparative and International Education and in Educational Research Methodology. My doctoral research involved a detailed examination of the EU’s education policy on the European dimension in education and an ethnographic multiple case-study of how three of the elite international ‘European Schools’ (Schola Europaea) are incorporating this policy into their curriculum.

Research interests

  • International Schools (especially Schola Europaea)
  • Intercultural and International Education
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education
  • Comparative and International Education

Current projects

  • Internationalising the Curriculum

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
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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