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Research interests

Overview of research interests: Sustainable development and global citizenship/social justice; community cohesion, tolerance and ethnocultural empathy in the context of multicultural societies; curriculum and policy development; inequalities and life chances. 

Experience: Lecturer in Public Service Management and Course Leader for Sociology at the University of South Wales. Member of the Centre for Social Policy. Currently developing research opportunities for teaching global citizenship/social justice, and developing resources for decolonising the curriculum. Recent research focused on the impact of Covid 19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities as research fellow for the Co-POWeR project (a consortium led by the University of Leeds). Other research-based activities include evaluation lead for a university tender for a third sector organisation (the Family Skills Project), and scoping research for a MOOC and diversity training programme. Consultant on research and evaluation, for example the production of a joint research report on greening university campuses for the British Council in Algeria which was shared at COP26. Co-CEO of Sustainability Sphere, which develops educational resources and training based on the United Nations’ 17 goals for sustainable development. Children’s book author.    

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Advance HE, Fellow of Higher Education

Award Date: 8 Aug 2021

Education; Social Policy; Social Psychology , PhD / Doctorate, Tolerance and Empathy in the Classroom and Beyond: A case study examining the use of Sociology and Psychology within the Welsh Baccalaureate curriculum

Award Date: 9 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • L Education (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JA Political science (General)

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