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Research interests

I have been a Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath since 1996.

  • Fellow the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS),
  • Eleven books published  (3 published by Oxford University Press with translations of four books into several languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean).
  • Since 2005 he has given keynote presentations in over 17 countries, including World Bank in Washington, International Labour Office in Geneva, European Commission in Brussels.
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Witswaterand, UCL Institute of Education, London University and the University of Turku.
  • Currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Skills, Performance and Productivity Research, Institute for Adult Learning/Workforce Development Agency,  Singapore
  • Director, The Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, 2014-2016.
  • Long track record of successful doctoral supervision (37 Doctoral students).


Key publications

Research interests

  • Political economy of skill formation
  • Educational policy
  • Political economy of education
  • School effectiveness


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