Geoffrey Elliott PresidentGeoffrey is Professor of Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Worcester and editor of Research in Post-Compulsory Education. He has worked in a variety of teaching and management roles in schools, further education colleges, adult education and higher education, and has also spent periods in industry, training and development.
Chahid Fourali TreasurerChahid has a wealth of experience covering business, psychology, education and research. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies at City of London Business School.
Sally Issler SecretaryWith over 15 years experience as a consultant in education research and development, Sally has contributed to numerous publications in the field with a focus on global learning and social justice and sustainable development. She also has experience of supporting capacity building in community education organisations.
Amelia Rout Membership Secretary & Website EditorAmelia has over a decade of research experience in the field of vocational training and life-long learning, and has contributed to a number of publications in the field.
Vicky DuckworthA senior lecturer and Research fellow at Edge Hill University, in the North West of England, UK; prior to working in education Vicky was a nurse and midwife. Vicky’s research has a strong social justice and theoretical focus. Throughout her career Vicky has published widely which consists of authoring, co-authoring, editing and co-editing books, most recently in the field of literacy. Vicky has developed considerable expertise in Adult Literacy and Education and is deeply committed to challenging inequality through critical and emancipatory approaches to education, widening participation, inclusion, community action and engaging in research with a strong social justice agenda.
Ian FinlayIan Finlay is Education Development Consultant for the Social Sciences in the Oxford Learning Institute. He is also a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. Ian has worked in teacher education at all levels from primary through to higher education for the past 25 years. His main interests are in teaching and learning and educational policy and leadership.
Gary Husband Website EditorAfter a brief period as a professional musician Gary started working with young people in crisis using outdoor education as a means of building self esteem and confidence. After a career change and several years working as a mechanic Gary secured a teaching position in FE where he worked for over 8 years. Over that time Gary held various teaching and management positions and was the Professional Development Manager at Edinburgh College prior to joing the School of Education at the University of Stirling as a Lecturer in Professional Learning and Leadership. Gary's research interests lie in developing an understanding of the impacts of teacher training on engagement with professional learning and the development of leadership.
Ewan InglebyDr Ewan Ingleby is based in the Education section of Teesside University. Ewan is also the Postgraduate Research Tutor for the school of social sciences business and law at Teesside University. Ewan teaches on the University's teacher education programmes alongside having undergraduate and postgraduate education teaching (including the MA in Education and the Education Doctorate). Ewan is a member of the editorial board for Research In Post-Compulsory Education and supervises 2 students in education at doctoral level. Ewan’s research interests are in pedagogy, early years, post-compulsory education, and philosophy. He has published in Teaching in Higher Education, The Journal of Further and Higher Education, Professional Development in Education, The Journal of Vocational Education and Training and Research in Post-Compulsory Education and previously secured a ‘Developing Pedagogy’ grant from the HEA.
Sue MaguireProfessor Sue Maguire is an honorary professor at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), University of Bath. Her work on the topics of education, employment and social policy have earned her much recognition in her field. A particular focus of her work has been the post-16 transitions of disadvantaged and disaffected young people faced with diminishing labour market opportunities and increasing employer demand for skills and qualifications. Her main posts have been: Professorial Fellow (2010- 2015) and Principal Research Fellow (2004-2010) at the Centre for Education and Industry, University of Warwick; Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Policy, University of Loughborough (1999-2004); and Research Associate at the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester (1988-1993). Professor Maguire is currently working as co-investigator on a three-year ESRC fully-funded pan-EU project A Lost Generation? Understanding and preventing NEETs in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan (2016-2019).
Joel PetrieJoel has worked in FE and HE in the north west of England for twenty years. In addition to committee membership of the Association for Research in Post Compulsory Education, Joel is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Further and Higher Education, and the Journal Advisory Board of Prism. His areas of research interest include disability, inclusion, equality, professionalism and educational leadership.
Ali Hadawi CBEAli is Principal and Chief Executive of Central Bedfordshire College. He was appointed CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list in 2011, for services to the Further and Technical Education sector in the UK and in Iraq. Previously, Ali was the Principal of Southend Adult Community College. Ali’s leadership was recognised by OFSTED when SACC was judged to have outstanding leadership and management and for SACC to become the first LSIS Beacon. Ali has a deep and passionate belief in the impact of learning on individuals, communities and the economy. He is committed to improving the Further Education sector through evidence based research. Ali believes that it is imperative for academics researching Further Education to engage with practitioners and for the practitioners to engage in research. He is currently involved in a Professional Doctorate researching organisational culture in Further Education colleges.
Robin SimmonsCurrently Professor of Education at the University of Huddersfield, Robin's teaching and research interests include education policy, the political economy of education; and education and social justice in particular. He has contributed to a range of significant research projects, including work funded by the Higher Education Academy, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Raymond Williams Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust.
Phil WhiteheadCurrently a Senior Teaching Fellow in The Centre for Education Studies at Warwick University, Phil has vast experience in a variety of educational settings, both at home and abroad. He has led two projects for the Staffordshire Lifelong Learning Network focused on Vocational Qualifications in Europe and Ethnicity and Entry to Higher Education and is a member of the Editorial Board for 'Research in Post-Compulsory Education'.