Gerry Czerniawski taught humanities, business studies and sociology in schools and colleges in London before gradually moving into teaching in higher education within the political sciences and education at The Open University, the University of Northampton, London Metropolitan University and London University's Institute of Education. In 2006 he joined the University of East London where he is currently Professor of Education. He has been programme leader for secondary PGCE / GTP / Schools Direct humanities courses and runs the doctoral programmes in education. Gerry holds a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy and is a trustee and council member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA). He is the Lead Editor of The BERA Blog, Chair of the British Curriculum Forum and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.