Jim Hordern

Jim Hordern


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Personal profile

Research interests


  •  educational knowledge and practice
  •  professional and vocational education
  •  higher education 

Previous roles have included Reader and Senior Lecturer (Bath Spa University), John Adams Research Fellow (IOE, London), Curriculum Leader and Teaching Fellow (University of Bath). I have also been a Partnership Adviser for the Learning and Skills Council, an English language teacher and in-company trainer, and held research and workforce development positions in four local authorities in England and Wales.

I have externally examined EdD and PhD students at the universities of Nottingham, Huddersfield, Bath, Lancaster and UCL. I am a member of the editorial board and management committee of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training, the editorial board of the International Journal of Training and Development, and the editorial advisory board of the Internationale Berufsbildungforschung Springer book series. I have undertaken evaluations and reviews for the European Commission, the Latvian Council of Science, the Higher Education Academy (UK), and the National Research Foundation (South Africa). I am also a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby.

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Derby

Mar 2021Mar 2026


  • educational knowledge
  • practice
  • work-based learning
  • curriculum
  • vocational education
  • professionalism