Jonathan is a lecturer in the School of Education at Durham University. He has taught and researched in further and higher education for over twenty years. Jonathan’s research interests centre on: assessment, with a particular interest in assessment in further, adult and higher education; the experiences of part-time and non-traditional students in higher education; student transitions between further and higher education institutions; professionalism and professionalization; professional learning and development; and teacher education in further and adult education. He is particularly interested in using frameworks and concepts that derive from ethnography, sociology and anthropology, including: communities of practice theory (a focus of on-going critical reappraisal); actor-network theory; material semiotics; and literacy as social practice (‘new literacy studies’). He is also researching and writing about the use of computer software (specifically, Atlas-Ti) in the analysis of large qualitative data sets.