I am a member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Research Group (https://www.stir.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/researchgroups/) where my work contributes to three strands:
Citizenship, participation and rights
I am Convenor of the Research on Children's Rights in Education (Network 25) of European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) (http://www.eera-ecer.eu/networks/network25)
Curriculum-making and emerging pedagogies
I am a member of The Critical Religion Association (https://criticalreligion.org/scholars/) and have also engaged in research focussed upon innovative pedagogies with Creative Scotland.
Philosophy of education
I have undertaken a variety of research projects in relation to creativity, aesthetic education and the use of moving image. This includes projects for Creative Scotland.
My research to date has both an empirical and theoretical orientation and I draw upon a variety anthropological and post-structuralist writers.
Establishing sustainable models of partnerships: Integrating the early career phase through Development Fellows
Scottish Government (2014-15)
Does Listening to Young People Make a Difference?
Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) (2014) (http://www.sccyp.org.uk/ufiles/achievement-and-attainment.pdf )
Education and Religious and Cultural Difference
Carnegie Trust, (2013-2014)
Joint Principal Investigator.
Creative Scotland (2012-14)
Moving Image Literacies Project
Scottish Screen / Creative Scotland (2009-2011)
Teaching in Nature
Scottish Natural Heritage (2010-11) (http://www.snh.gov.uk/publications-data-and-research/publications/search-the-catalogue/publication-detail/?id=1839)
I currently supervise 7 Doctoral projects:
Teachers' Professional Development and Changing Practice
Dialogue in Saudi Arabian University Contexts Philosophy and Religious Education Mentoring and Digital Technologies
Perspectives on Autism
Phronesis and the Position of Women General Practitioners
Archer and Steiner Education
Doctoral Supervisory Interests:
Religious and cultural difference: ontological, epistemological and ethical issues
Post-structuralist philosophy and educational practice
Material semiotic approaches in education