Mr Gurpinder Lalli

Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies

Email address: gurpinder.lalli@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323708 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Eduation Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Education, Childhood & Family Studies

About

Gurpinder is a Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies. He is an active researcher in the Sociology of Education, Policy and Food Studies.  He also holds the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) and has a background of teaching experience in the Post-Compulsory Education Sector (QTLS). Previous roles have included work as a visiting lecturer at Universities of Worcester, Coventry and De Montfort.

For his PhD, he focused on the impact of food upon learning with an emphasis on the social aspect of school meals. The focus lies on exploring the social and life skills which pupils develop through meeting, making choices, eating and talking together in an inviting ‘restaurant culture’ rather than the traditional ‘school canteen’. The study titled ‘Peartree Academy: A social Learning Space?’ adopted ethnographic techniques whilst taking a social constructivist position in framing the theoretical aspect of the research.

Responsibilities include working as a peer reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behaviour; Journal of Appetite; Journal of Higher Education Studies. External responsibilities include working as an External Examiner at Universities of Portsmouth and Bedfordshire. He is also a dedicated book reviewer and writes regularly for LSE.

Research interests

Sociology of Food

Educational Ethnography

School Meals

Membership of professional bodies

BERA: British Educational Research Association
Higher Education Academy Fellow
The Education and Training Foundation Formerly IFL
Centre for Food Studies at SOAS: Associate Member
FRIED: Food Researchers Member – University of Edinburgh
APSE Research Committee on Schools Meals – Parliament
National Association for Teaching English Language

Qualifications

PhD Education (Exp. 2017)

MA (Hons) Social and Cultural Theory

BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy

PG Diploma Teaching and Learning (QTLS/QTS)

PG Certificate Professional Practice in HE (Fellow of Higher Education)

Cambridge CELTA

Publications

Journal Articles:

Lalli, G. (2017) Commensality and the ‘School Restaurant’, British Education Studies Association: Educational Futures, 8 (2) (in press)

Lalli, G. (2017) Ethnographic Tales from the School Restaurant, SAGE Research Methods Cases Online, SAGE Publications

Lalli, G. (2016) ‘The impact of a sociable school meal’, Food Tank News Colum, New Orleans: Food Tank [Online] Available at: https://foodtank.com/news/2017/05/the-impact-of-a-sociable-school-meal/

Lalli, G. (2015) ‘A Case Study on the Peartree Academy: Methodological considerations ‘insider versus outsider’, The Bridge: Journal of Educational Research-Informed Practice, 2 (1), pp. 66 – 73

Lalli, G. (2014) ‘A literature review on an ethnographic case study in a UK school: Exploring the Sociology of the Food Environment, The Bridge: Journal of Educational Research-Informed Practice, 1 (2), pp. 57 – 65, ISSN 2056 – 6670

Lalli, G. (2014) ‘The Pedagogic Meal at Peartree Academy’ Every Child Update, Issue 32, October 2014, Teaching Times Publications

Lalli, G. and Burgess, H. (2012) ‘Research into restaurant culture in schools’. Behavioural and Pastoral Update. Issue 88, June 2012

Conference Presentations:

Aalborg University, Denmark 27th – 29th April 2016, Child and Teen Consumption: Cultural Contexts, Relations and Practices ‘Children’s Food Practices’

University of Birmingham, UK, 28th November 2015, School of Education, Doctoral Research Conference, ‘The School Restaurant: Surveillance and Social Skills Development’

Queens University Belfast, UK, 15th – 17th September 2015, British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), ‘The School Restaurant at Peartree Academy’

University of Leicester, UK, 22nd May 2015, School of Education, Annual Research Conference, ‘The environmental impact of the school meal: ‘Modelling Behaviour – The Sociology of Food and Pedagogies’

University of Helsinki, 4th – 6th May 2015, Food in Society and Culture Conference Finland, Research across the Social Sciences and Humanities, ‘The environmental impact of the school meal: ‘A Case Study – The Sociology of Food and Pedagogies’

University of Warwick, UK, 27th March 2015, Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Food Studies, A report on findings from the PhD, British Society of Aesthetics
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/research/researchcentres/phillit/currentevents/eatingwell/

University of Birmingham, 29th November 2014, School of Education, Doctoral Research Conference, ‘An ethnographic case study on the impact of food: The Sociology of Food’

University of Leicester, 28th June 2014, Benefactors Reception, Henry Wellcome Building, ‘The impact of food on learning: A special message to the Funders Foundation’

University of Leicester, 28th June 2014, School of Education, Summer School Conference, ‘An ethnographic case study on the impact of food on learning at Peartree Academy’

Book Reviews:

Lalli, G. (2015) Introduction to Research Methods in Education by Punch and Oancea reviewed in British Education Suppliers Association (forthcoming June)

Lalli, G. (2015) Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture by Anderson reviewed in Graduate Food Association Studies

Lalli, G. (2015) Management and Gender in Higher Education by O’Connor reviewed in Gender and Education Review of Books

Lalli, G. (2015) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organisation Studies by Adler, du Gay, Morgan and Reed reviewed in LSE Review of Bookshttp://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2015/03/30/book-review-the-oxford-handbook-of-sociology-social-theory-and-organisation-studies/

Lalli, G. (2015) Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements by Jasper reviewed in LSE Review of Books

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2015/04/15/book-review-a-cultural-introduction-to-social-movements/

Lalli, G. (2015) Hell’s Kitchen and the battle for urban space: Class struggle and progressive reform in New York City, 1894 – 1914 by Varga reviewed in International Sociology Review of Books

Lalli, G. (2015) Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools: Research and Practice by McLeskey, Waldron, Spooner and Algozzine reviewed in Management in Education

Lalli, G. (2015) Comprehensive achievements: all our geese are swans by Imison, Heilbronn and Williams reviewed in Management in Education

Lalli, G. (2015) Diversity and inclusion on campus by Winkle-Wagner and Locks, reviewed in Educational Management Administration and Leadership

Lalli, G. (2015) Whose knowledge counts in government literacy policies by Goodman, Calfee, reviewed in Management in Education

Lalli, G. (2015) Education in South-East Asia by Symaco reviewed in Educational Management Administration and Leadership

Previous professional experience

Further Education

Higher Education