I am Professor of Educational Policy in The Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK. I undertake research, teaching and supervision in education policy and educational leadership. In 2005 I set up the Critical Education Policy and Leadership (CEPaLs) research group, and in 2019 this was taken over by Dr Steve Courtney and became the Critical Education Policy (CEP) research group. I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (2010), and recipient of the BELMAS Distinguished Service Award (2016).
My research focuses on the knowledge production and the politics of education policy, with particular attention to the field of educational leaders, leading and leadership.