1) Invited member of the International Evaluation Research Group (IERG) (2005- on-going) 2) Member of the Council of the UKES Evaluation, (2002- 2008) 3) Member of the board of the European Evaluation Society (2006- 2008) 4)Co-editor of 'The Evaluator' (UKES Magazine 2005-7) 5) Director of the Regional Studies Association, (1999-2003) 6)Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers) (1996 ...) 7) Co-editor of 'Deaf Worlds' 2007- 2008
Deaf culture and ethnicity
the evaluation profession
Recognition of British Sign Language
Areas of expertise
I am a lecturer in Deaf Studies. My research and publications span a variety of areas including policy evaluation, social policy, policy approaches for social excluded groups (especially the Deaf community), recognition of British Sign Language.
I have undertaken a wide variety of funded research for public sector bodies including the UN, the European Commission, and the UK Government.
I have been a member of the councils of the UK Evaluation Society (UKES) and the European Evaluation Society (EES) and co-editor of the UKES magazine The Evaluator and co editor of Deaf Worlds