KGreaves April 2016 512pxWelcome. I am currently Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Practical Legal Training at the University of New South Wales Law School. As a lawyer and scholar interested in legal education and professional practice, I draw on sociological and cultural theories of practice to study research- and practice-based approaches to education for the professions.



New Book – Practice Theory and Education Diffractive readings in professional practice

practice-bookPractice Theory and Education – Diffractive readings in professional practice

I am excited that this new book is available from today. Edited by Julianne Lynch, Julie Rowlands, Trevor Gale, Andrew Skourdoumbis, the book includes 16 chapters.

From the blurb: “Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ‘practice’, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education.”

I thoroughly enjoyed co-authoring Chapter 4 with Dr Julianne Lynch, ‘Michel de Certeau: Research writing as an everyday practice’.

The book is available in hardback (there are e-book options) from Routledge, and is also sold through Amazon and other online sellers.




Computer-aided qualitative data analysis of social media for teachers and students in legal education

ralt20.v049.i01.cover Published online by The Law Teacher on 12 April 2016, this article joined the top 3 ‘most-read’ list within two months.

The article addresses a new field for legal education researchers. It describes and discusses emergent methods for computer-aided qualitative data analysis of social media in legal education.

Acknowledgements: The guest editor for the issue, Professor Paul Maharg, and some of the other authors gave me helpful feedback for the article. Of course, responsibility for errors or omissions in the article is mine.

Sections include:

  • Conceptualising social media
  • Ethical and methodological considerations
  • Qualitative data analysis strategies
  • Computer-aided qualitative data analysis tools
  • Analysis of social media discussions involving specific topics or events
  • Analysis of legal educators’ social media activities
  • Examples of existing studies using Twitter datasets
  • Reflections and future work

I will be adding other work to this site. In the meantime, you can find my work shared at Academia.edu and ResearchGate.