Northern Downpour is a blog containing… well, pretty much anything I feel like sharing.

While my professional expertise is in education research, I’m also interested in a range of topics across the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, sociology, science, economics (or political economy), politics, linguistics, literature and history.

As such, I intend this blog to become a diverse and eclectic congeries of lovingly-written and well-researched essays encompassing all those interests, with the aim being to encourage debate, to inform, educate, and, hopefully, to keep you, dear reader, interested, intrigued, and coming back for more.