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Academic from SEED receives prestigious British Academy award

(9 March 2017)

Dr Steve Courtney, Lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education, School of Environment, Education and Development, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. These awards ‘are made to distinguished early career academics to enable engagement in career development through interdisciplinary projects’. Steve is the first academic from the University to be recognised in these awards. 

The Awards are designed to enable established early career academics to actively engage in the work of the British Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers. 

Steve’s engagement project is titled ‘Privatisation in education across Europe: New forms in a changing context’. He will share his findings in Spring 2018, when early and mid-career academics from across Europe will convene to discuss their research into how diverse privatisation agendas are playing out in a range of nation states. 

British Academy Fellow, Professor Anthony Heath of the University of Oxford, will deliver a keynote speech and a Master class to attendees. Professor Helen Gunter, SEED, will also deliver a keynote presentation on her work on privatisation and education.