Trevor has now worked in education for nearly 50 years, has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the Department for Education and is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in England. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at UCL Centre for Educational Leadership where he is Programme Leader for the MBA Educational Leadership (International).
Trevor has previously worked full-time for three universities: Senior Lecturer at Brunel University (1993-1998), Principal Lecturer at University of Lincoln (1998-2002) and Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Hull (2002-14) and part-time on distance learning programmes offered by the Open University (1988-1994) and University of Leicester (1994-1997). In previous careers he has been an officer in the education department of London Borough of Harrow (1986-1993) and a qualified schoolteacher (1973-86). In all employment he has held senior leadership positions.
Trevor has been principal investigator on 20 different funded projects and co-investigator on six more projects in the field of educational leadership. Several projects for which he has been leader have resulted in invitations to deliver research findings to wider audiences. Internationally, as well as within the UK, these include keynote presentations in Austria, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Ghana, the UAE and Singapore .
Trevor has authored three books, 20 chapters, 21 peer reviewed articles, nine research reports and 41 papers for national and international academic conferences. A full list of his publications can be found on another page on this website.
He has engaged in activities which have provided him with a recognised reputation nationally and internationally, having presented 20 keynotes during his career, another 10 invited presentations and many conference papers at national and international conferences. Trevor has run multiple knowledge exchange programmes in previous and current employments and activities, including in-service education training and development and commissioned consultancy activity over the last 30 years. This includes much work overseas including Hong Kong, Nigeria, UAE, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China.
Trevor nine completions as principal supervisor for doctoral degrees and is currently supervising nine students at UCL. In addition, he is on the committee for a candidate in Simmons University, Boston, USA. He has examined 15 doctoral theses since 2011, 14 of which were external to UCL (including two from Australia).