policy work


Since 2022:
Class in the Classroom: Workshops for academics and professional services staff, driven by my (and others’) research on class in academia. The workshops introduce some of the key differences between middle-class and working-class educational strategies, and the ways in which our pedagogical strategies (often unintentionally) favour middle-class behaviours. The sessions provide room for participants to reflect on how to apply this knowledge to create more inclusive teaching and assessment strategies, with participants generating their ideas for their own teaching practice and support work.

Workshops run to date at: the University of Manchester; Cardiff University; the University of St. Andrews (forthcoming); and online. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop at your institution or for your team.

Dec 2022 – Feb 2023:
Pilot: Activating Alternative Advantage at Cardiff University: A pilot project, in collaboration with Cardiff Council and the local Grangetown community, driven by my research on class in academia. The project goals are to move away from a deficit model of class-based widening participation activities and to assist students and academics with recognising, activating, and enabling to flourish, the epistemic strengths and virtues working-class students typically bring to their studies. Organised with colleagues at Cardiff University through an initial series of workshops with academics, university students, and local school-age pupils, and funded by Cardiff ENCAP Research and Innovation.