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University of Stirling

My research interests and expertise span reconceptualist curriculum perspectives, mathematics education, cultural studies, critical theory, critical / ethical internationalisation in education, democracy in education, and social and ecological justice.

Research foci on economic development and globalisation in education reflect ongoing concerns around justice and democracy. I also have expertise in critical arts-based and narrative methodologies (especially the qualitative methodological approach I developed, 'critical rhizomatic narrative'), and other creative, post-foundational and counter-hegemonic research and writing methodologies and practices. I also bring arts-based approaches to bear on mathematics education as a decolonising practice.  AWARDS 2016 / 2017 University of Stirling Excellence in Teaching Award, in the Faculty of Social Sciences 2015 / 2016 School of Education teaching award.

I have twenty-five years of educational experience in teaching and researching in elementary and secondary schools and universities, with experience in both minority and majority world contexts on four continents.

My research interests and experience include mathematics education, STEM education, curriculum studies, social justice education, democracy in education, critical pedagogy, critical global citizenship, critical intercultural education, and critical educational inclusion. I have taught in multicultural contexts in Canada and in South Africa in highly multi-lingual and multi-cultural and indigenous contexts as well as contexts of socio-economic disadvantage.