Research

Our research programme has been developed to formulate a ‘better set of questions’, re-framing policy problems within a wider context of building back better.

We will achieve this through maintaining and extending our tradition for comparative research in the UK and internationally. We regard this as essential to any meaningful analysis.

Our focus is in four main areas: Sustainability; The changing nature of work; Employability; and Practice.

Sustainability

This research theme explores how skills formation systems need to adapt due to the impact of climate change

Changing nature of work

This research theme explores how the nature of work is changing and the development of skills to meet new needs
Employability

Employability

This research theme explores what it means to be employable, the development of employability skills and employer engagement

Policy & Practice

This research theme explores the intersection of policy and practice in higher, further and secondary education

For a list and more information on a selection of our previous research projects, please click here

Our team

Dr Susan James Relly

Dr Susan James Relly

Job title - Director

Dr James Robson

Dr James Robson

Job title - Deputy Director

Professor Ewart Keep

Professor Ewart Keep

Job title - Emeritus Professor