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Beate Baldauf

Research interests

Main research interests: working and volunteering in later life and the impact of the fuller working lives agenda on employment, training and career development; skills development and career progression of apprentices and graduates; health and social care labour markets and policy related developments; and migration.

Academic profile

Beate Baldauf is a Senior Research Fellow at the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. With a background in social sciences, she has been working in research for more than 30 years and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Since joining the Institute in 2000 her research has focused on working in later life, higher and vocational education and training (including research on apprenticeships and graduates); and sector studies on aspects of the health and social care labour market.

Prior to IER she worked at other research institutes in the UK and Germany, notably the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Warwick, where she took up a two-year EC funded Human Capital and Mobility research fellowship, and the (now) International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at the University of Kassel, Germany. Key research areas included doctoral education and research training and graduate labour markets in Germany.

Current projects

  • UK veterans from ethnic minority backgrounds, with Sally-Anne Barnes Gaby Atfield, Emily Erickson, David Owen and Andreana Glendinning; Funded by the Office for Veterans' Affairs, Project duration: April 2022 - February 2023
  • Educational Psychology services: Workforce insights and school perspectives on impact. with Gaby Atfield, Erika Kispeter, David Owen and Ecorys, Funded by the Department for Education, Project duration: February 2022 - January 2023
  • Understanding work, wages and employment in key sectors post Covid - ReWAGE subgroup; with Sally Wright; Funded by the abrdn Financial Fairness Trust; Project duration: July 2021 - June 2022

  • Identification of factors affecting successful outcomes in the DDU-GKY Indian skills programme for unemployed young people. Funded by ESRC. Project Project duration: 3/10/2018 - 02/10/2020 [details]
  • Alternative Provision Workforce Research. With Peter Dickinson and Gaby Atfield. Funded by the Department for Education. Project duration: Sep 2019 - March 2020 [Details]
  • Study on the wider benefits of completing a degree. With Wil Hunt, Heike Behle, David Owen, Gaby Atfield, Daria Luchinskaya, David Owen and Clare Lyonette. Funded by Department for Education. Project duration: 22/10/2018 - 30/06/2021 [details]

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Senior Research Fellow


Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel: +44(0)24 76 523531
B dot Baldauf at warwick dot ac dot uk