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Academic Background

David is a PhD candidate in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications.  His research focuses on quality in UK education policy and examines how and why political actors have used this term, and how economic reason is related to state structures. David graduated from the University of Leicester (B.Sc. Applied Sociology) and subsequently qualified and worked as a teacher before later studying for an M.Sc. in Sociology and Politics (ARU) and an M.Ed in Politics and Development (University of Cambridge).  He has previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His doctoral research is sponsored by the ESRC/SeNSS.


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