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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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Internationalising the Curriculum: South African perspectives

Hordern, J., Lauder, H., Allais, S., Shalem, Y., Hoadley, U. & Muller, J.


Project: Other

Co-creating resilience in segregated urban communities: Developing arts-based methodologies in Mexico City

Horvath, C., Sandoval Hernandez, A., Macias, I., Lauder, H., Suarez, P. C., Rothe, H. Q., Gasquez, J. L., Viesca, K. V. & Pantoja, M. J.


Project: Research-related funding

  • Research Output

    Higher education and the labour market: an introduction

    Lauder, H. & Mayhew, K., 2 Jan 2020, In : Oxford Review of Education. 46, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Revolutions in Educational Policy: The Vexed Question of Evidence and Policy Development

    Lauder, H., 1 Apr 2020, Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Education and the Struggle for Social Justice: Essays Inspired by the Work of Geoff Whitty . Brown, A. & Wisby, E. (eds.). London, U. K.: Institute of Education Press, p. 179-196 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Death of Human Capital?

    Brown, P., Lauder, H. & Chung, S. Y., 2019, (Accepted/In press) New York, U. S. A.: Oxford University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Fractures in the education-economy relationship: The end of the skill bias technological change research programme?

    Lauder, H., Brown, P. & Cheung, S. Y., 2018, In : Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 34, 3, p. 495-515 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)


    A critical review of graduate employability skills : lessons from the Maltese experience

    Author: Thake, A. M., 27 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Cressey, P. (Supervisor) & Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Addressing the Social Exclusion of Children from Primary Education: Country Analyses of India and Mozambique

    Author: Jenkins, R., 1 Jul 2009

    Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)


    An Evaluation Of Selected Interventions To Raise Participation At University Within The UK Widening Participation Policy Context

    Author: Toloue Kashefpakdel, E., 12 Oct 2016

    Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    An investigation into how white working class students break the trend of underachievement and accomplish academic success

    Author: Barrett, G., 27 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD