Gerry has passionately worked in the multi-cultural environment in the London Borough of Newham for ten years teaching humanities, sociology and business studies at secondary and post-sixteen levels before gradually moving into teaching within Higher Education within both the political sciences and education (The Open University, University of Northampton, London Metropolitan University and London University’s Institute of Education). As Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education he is involved in contributing to the development and teaching of courses related to these disciplines. His research interests include Student Voice, the identities of teacher educators and global citizenship in schools. Gerry still teaches part-time in a comprehensive school in Hertfordshire and his latest book is Successful Teaching 14-19: Theory, Practice and Reflection (Sage).
"The Battle of Ideas is adrenaline for the mind. A chance for intellectual fisticuffs with some of the best-known and most stimulating thinkers in the world."
Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University