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Research Profile

  • Adam has worked extensively with children and young people from the Early Years to Post-16 Education. His vocational background includes working with children and young people who have experienced adverse home lives, this includes young people who had experienced sexual violence and alcohol dependency. More recently Adam has taught and trained Teaching Assistants and Early Years Educators whilst they undertake their foundation degree so they can qualify as Teachers in the Primary sector. Adam’s research interests include the digital realities of children and young people, namely social media and online networks. Moreover, Adam is deeply interested in social class and its relationship with inequality, social mobility and widening participation.

  • Adam teaches on the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching (FDLT) and BA top up in Teaching and Learning (BALT). He also contributes to the BA Special Educational Needs and Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status (HLTA) programs, whereby he teaches and leads on modules concerning Technology in Education and Work Based Learning.

    • Young people and digital technology
    • Poverty
    • Social mobility
    • Partnership development in children and young people’s services
    • Reflective practice
    • Leadership and Management in children and young people’s services
    • October 2020 – Early Years Professional Exchange Network Conference – ‘Digital Identities in the Education sector’
    • December 2020 – Teachers in Action Conference, University of Warwick – ‘‘The big privacy debate: How do young people perceive privacy when using social media in the UK?’
    • March 2021 – Educating Northants Conference – ‘How to engage students undertaking an undergraduate degree using social media in the classroom’