I am a teacher and researcher currently living in Oulu, Finland and work at Oulu Upper Secondary School (Oulun Lyseon Lukio). I have over 25 years experience teaching economics, theory of knowledge and mathematics in England, Kenya, Japan and Finland. My most recent research has been in Bhutan working on an Education for Gross National Happiness (GNH) project.
I have many years of experience in distance education, including web-based technologies and synchronous teaching via whiteboard and videoconferencing. I have taught courses for pre-service teachers on educational equity issues as well as development economics theory and practice. I have also directed several international in-service teacher education projects in Europe and East Asia.
My main research interests are critical action research, transformative pedagogy and teacher empowerment . I have a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Churchill College, Cambridge University and Ph.D in Educational Sciences from Oulu University. The focus of my doctorate research was the empowerment of teachers to promote GLBTQ equity in schools.
I enjoy sports including tennis and soccer and am also a keen artist. I have travelled extensively throughout the world in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia and acquired knowledge of the following languages: Japanese, French, German, Thai and Finnish.
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