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I am an Associate Professor and a philosopher of education in the Institute of Education. I graduated with a BEd from the University of Waikato and then taught for several years. Later, I studied at the University of London Institute of Education where I graduated with a Diploma and an MA in philosophy of education. My first academic appointment was as a junior lecturer in Education at Massey where I subsequently graduated with a PhD in education. In 2004 I was a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. I publish in international and national journals and books and regularly presents papers at the annual conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.
Roles and Responsibilities
My research programme focuses on the very new field of Philosophy, Neuroscience and Education with a particular emphasis on three inter-related topics:
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
My area of expertise covers the following:
Teaching: philosophy of education
Research: causes of and solutions to inequality in school achievement
I teach at all levels from first years courses through to supervising doctoral students.
Undergraduate: broad introduction to philosophy of education
Postgraduate: causes of and solutions to inequality in school achievement