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I’ve had a strong track record in winning research grants from the SSRC/ESRC, which also appointed me as Director of the research Programme into The Learning Society. I’ve also attracted grants from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Department of Health, the Northern Regional Health Authority, the Home Office, the Department for Education, the Learning and Skills Development Agency and the Learning and Skills Research Centre. I’ve been invited to give keynote talks at the national conferences of the Association of Educational Psychologists, the Association of Youth Workers, the Workers Educational Association, the Association of Secondary Headteachers, the Association of Lecturers and Tutors, the Education and Training Foundation and the Association of Colleges (AoC). At the 2006 annual meeting of the AoC, I criticised the conference for failing to include even one session on Teaching and Learning. I was challenged by John Stone, the Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Network, to produce a report on the significance of Teaching and Learning for the sector. The result was the publication of Just suppose teaching and learning became the first priority … which has been reprinted on several occasions and which is still being used in teacher training. I was appointed Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Universiti Sains Penang, Malaysia in 1977. I established an Erasmus Partnership between the Universities of Durham and Duisburg, whereby 30 British students and staff went to Duisburg one year and 30 German students and staff came to Durham the next. This partnership still operates as can be seen in the joint publications of myself, Walter Mueller and Reiner Siebert. In 1978 I gave a keynote talk to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at a conference on juvenile 2 delinquency at the University of Reno, Nevada. I also toured the USA in 1983, speaking at the Universities of Kentucky, Austin in Texas and Loyola University in New Orleans. I was appointed Deputy Chair of the European Research Programme (Cost Action A11) from 1998-2002. I summarised the research in (2002) “Will Cinderella Get to the Ball? How will she cope with the Three Ugly Sisters: Flexie, Transi and Mobi?” in Achtenhagen, F & Thang, P-O (eds), Transferability, flexibility and mobility as targets of vocational education and training. As a result, I was invited to give keynote talks at the Universities of Innsbruck, Austria; Thessaloniki, Greece; Malmo in Sweden, Warsaw and Radom in Poland; and Helsinki in Finland. Finally, I was awarded an Emeritus Professor of Education by the IoE in 2008 and an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire in 2011. I have just spoken during lockdown at my first virtual graduation of students at Lincoln College; and every year I receive a tidy sum from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society as my publications are still being photocopied for students.
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