Pat ‘retired’ in 2011 and is now a Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths. Her research has been mainly in social justice and teacher education, with particular reference to the effects of public sector restructuring.
Pat's ESRC-funded research with Ian Hextall includes studies on the Teacher Training Agency, the National Teaching Standards and Threshold Assessment. Their recent work explored the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Pat is currently working with Gaby Weiner to explore racism against Racialised Minority staff.
Recent publications are:
Mahony, P. and Hextall, I. (2013) “Building Schools for the Future”: transformation for social justice or expensive blunder? British Educational Research Journal, 39 (5) 853-871, DOI: 10.1002/berj.3001.
Mahony, P. and Hextall, I. (2015) ‘‘Building Schools for the Future’: the struggle for Education a Space’ in T. Coelen, A.J. Heinrich and A. Million (eds) Education, Space and Urban Planning: Education as a Component of the City pp. Switzerland: Springer. Also in German.
Mahony, P. and Weiner, G. (2017) “Neo-liberalism and the State of Higher Education in the UK”. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 43 (4) ID CJFH-2017-0031.R1, DOI:10.1080/0309877X.2017.1378314
Mahony, P. and Weiner, G. (2019) “Getting in, Getting On, Getting Out: Black and Minority Ethnic Staff in UK Higher Education’” Race Ethnicity and Education, , forthcoming.