Professional Background: Emeritus professor and former Director of the School of Education, Roehampton University. Previously senior civil servant in Department for Education. Trustee of the National Foundation for Educational Research and Board member of the US based Center for International Educational Benchmarking.

A Windermere resident, and family connections with Cumbria for many years. Supporter of Lake District Summer Music, Hafner Orchestra, Lakeland Arts, Royal Windermere Yacht Club

Interests: Walking, rock climbing, sailing, music, architecture and planning, DIY, education, cultural history