Department of Education

Professor Hugh Lauder

Hugh Lauder

Professor of Education and Political Economy

1 West North 4.8
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6012


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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