I joined the Faculty as Dean/ Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Education and Social Justice in August 2014.
Prior to working at Manchester Metropolitan University, I spent over 20 years working in a variety of roles at the University of Central Lancashire, including nine years leading the School of Education and Social Science. During my time as Dean at UCLan, I managed two major restructures of the School and considerably diversified the social science curriculum. I led a major review of the role of professors in the university and served on a number of key university committees, including the strategic group tasked with preparing the 2014 REF submission.
I have held research and teaching posts at the Universities of Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough. Additionally, I have taught in the Further Education sector and am a qualified school teacher.
My first degree was in History and Politics at Leicester University, where I won the West End Memorial Prize for best Historian in 1988. I went on to complete my PhD at Leicester in the Department of Politics.
I have written extensively on the theory and practice of citizenship, political sociology and political education and have an international reputation in these areas. My publications include Citizenship in Modern Britain (EUP, 1998), Political Sociology (New York University Press, 1999) and Citizenship (Routledge, 2000).
My books have been translated into several languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
Outside of work, my interests include music, cooking and politics.
KW. Faulks, R. Hulme, M. Hulme (2014). La politica del locale. Valori nazionale e politica sociale in Scozia. Nazioni e regioni. pp.37-54.