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Welcome to my personal website! 

I use this site to tell about my interests, share publications and other materials related to my research. In addition, I am regularly commenting on current trends in the world of global governance, education sectors, teaching and learning.

Since 1 October 2022, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Hertie School in Berlin, where I am affiliated with the Educational Governance Team. At the Hertie School, I am working with European Union politics and policies related to education and training sectors across Europe. 

Previously, I was based as a postdoctoral researcher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and UC Louvain outside Brussels, Belgium. I undertook my PhD at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. 

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Research interests

Global governance and education are my principal research topics. I have worked with these issues in many different ways since the mid-2000s.

One of my continuous interests has been the varying outcomes of liberalisation and liberal ideology in education sectors across the globe over the last 30 years.  

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Publications

I have in recent years published articles in the international academic journals Comparative Education Review, Currículo sem Fronteiras, Discourse, European Educational Research Journal, and Globalisation, Societies and Education. 

In addition, I have written several chapters in major anthologies about education policy and globalization. In particular, I edited the handbook section "Globalisation and Teacher Education" in The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research (Editor-in-Chief Ian Menter). The handbook section includes eight chapters, including my introduction chapter "Globalization, Teachers, and Teacher Education: Theories, Themes, and Methodologies".   

Having authored several commissioned reports, I was also a main contributor to the report Rhetoric or game changer: Social dialogue and industrial relations in education midst EU governance and privatisation in Europe, issued in 2021 as part of the European Commission-funded project "Social dialogue and industrial relations in education: The challenges of multi-level governance and privatisation in Europe."

I regularly seek to reach a wider audience via blogposts and magazines. In November 2021, Didactief, a leading journal in the Netherlands for teachers, school leaders, researchers and policymakers, published my article "Wie stopt macht van de markt?" as their lead story (here is the English language manucript).