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Further information

Main teaching interests

Professional Doctorate in Educaion


MA (Teach First)

International experience

Research fellowship at the Youth Research Centre, School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia; Visiting Professor, School of Education, University of Gothenburg

Research interests

Carlo’s main area of research is in the area of education and poverty and educational equity in urban contexts. He is grant holder for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation projects Adult and Tertiary Education and Poverty – a review and Education and Poverty – a critical review of theory, policy and practice; a co-applicant on the ESRC seminar series “Bridging the Structure/Agency Divide: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disadvantage and Education” and has been involved in numerous other externally funded and research and development projects that focus on schools and education in areas of urban disadvantage. His publications have recently featured in the British Journal of Educational Studies; Journal of Education Policy, British Journal of the Sociology of Education and the International Journal of Inclusive Education. He is the lead editor of the internationally distinguished book “Education and Poverty in Affluent countries”, author of the monograph “Improving Educational Equity in Urban Contexts”, both published by Routledge and co-author of “Education, Disadvantage and Place – Making the local matter”published by Policy Press and “Responding to Poverty and Disadvantage in Schools: A Reader for Teachers” published by Palgrave Macmillan

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


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