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Recent Projects

Research Projects

  • Gender and Inequality (GaIN) in higher education (PI) with Angouri J. and Mesinioti P. (project on discourse in higher education). (RDF)
  • Precarious pathways to employment for young people? Unpaid, temporary and involuntary part-time work in transitions from education to employment, with Gaby Atfield, Institute for Employment Research, Professor Peter Elias CBE - Institute for Employment Research, Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Funded by: ESRC, Project Start Date: 01/01/2014 Project End Date: 31/12/2016 [details]
  • 'The Leaky Pipeline: women in academia, what is hiding under the data?' (co-PI), with Prof. Alison Rodger, Chemistry), Funded by: ESRC
  • The transferability of (under-) graduate knowledge gained in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) within the European Higher Education Area' (with Dr Heike Behle, IER, Funded by: Society into Research and Higher Education (SRHE)

European Projects (contributing as International Higher Education Expert)

  • Trends V and Trends 2010 (The Trends project series is designed to gather reliable, longitudinal information about how the European Higher Education and Research Areas are being developed across the continent. After four previous reports prepared for the bi-annual Bologna meetings of Education Ministers, the Trends V report, the latest in the series, provides the most comprehensible view available of the state of European higher education – as seen by higher education institutions themselves.). For more see:
  • Survey of Master Programmes in Europe (The project Lifelong Learning and Universities in Practice (LLLUP) was developed by the European University Association (EUA) in order to explore the development of European Master degrees and their contribution to lifelong learning. By presenting good practice and identifying issues which require special attention, this study fills the existing information gap and supports universities in their attempts to adjust to new challenges.). For more see:
  • Tracking Learners' and Graduates' Progression Paths (TRACKIT) (The TRACKIT project was a study on the drivers, mechanisms and impact of tracking procedures applied by universities, national agencies and researchers, assessing their relevance for and impact on universities and their members. In the context of the project, “tracking” has been defined as all systematic approaches that can be used to monitor progression paths of HE students and their transition into the labour market or another HE programme). For more see:
  • VERA - Forward Visions on the European Research Area (VERA) (The VERA project aims to provide relevant strategic intelligence for the future governance and priority-setting of the research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) system in Europe and for better adapting science, technology and innovation policy to the shifting global environment and upcoming socio-economic challenges.). For more see:
  • EDUCOACH - Study Portals (This project aimed at making study programmes in Europe more interactive improving the experience for prospective international students and the institutions that hope to recruit them.). For more see: