Professor of Vocational Education and Work, UCL

My research interests focus on education – work transitions and patterns of participation across the life-course, vocational education, apprenticeship as a model of learning and occupational skill formation, workplace learning and workforce development. My current research is focusing on the relationship between work organisation, lifelong learning and innovation, ways of developing and recognising technical and intermediate level skills, older workers and lifelong learning, and the concepts of apprenticeship and occupation. I joined the IOE in 2013 from my previous post as Director of Research and Deputy Head of Department at Southampton Education.


  • –present
    Professor of Vocational Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education