Her selected works
were published by Routledge in 2014 in the
World Library of Educationalists Series The
Politics of Race, Class and Special Education. In 2017, Routledge published her Sociology
of Special and Inclusive Education: Exploring the manufacture of inability
A Youtube video
of her discussing Empire to Brexit on a Doublingdown TV panel can be found at:
started her career as a social worker and infant school teacher and has worked in higher education for over thirty-five
She has taught, researched and written for all of her career in the areas of race, ethnicity and education, educational policy and special and inclusive education and was a member of the Commission on the Future of Multi-ethnic Britain which reported in 2000.
She has held Professorial Chairs at the University of Lancaster, England; University of Wales, Swansea; and as Goldsmiths Professor of Education Policy and Management at Goldsmiths, University of London.
From 2000 she is an Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, and an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and is also an Associate in the Department of Sociology University of Warwick.
She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton 2008-2012, a member of the Governing Council of the University of Gloucestershire 2000-2008 and a member of the Governing Council of the South Worcestershire Further Education College 2011-2015.
She was a Trustee
of the Africa Education Trust
acknowledgement from The Global Convergence
of Vocational and Special Education (Routledge 2017):