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Dr Richard Budd

Lecturer in Higher Education

Richard Budd

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510625

Research overview

I am a Lecturer in Higher Education, and my main research interests relate to three interlinked questions: how higher education as a sector (and idea) works, how organisations in the sector mediate policy, and how students experience and negotiate their time at university. I am particularly interested in exploring how these questions compare on a domestic, as well as international, basis. I have recently completed a project on social science doctoral training, and my current work investigates how being a student varies between different kinds of university in the same region - you can see details of the project here

 

PhD supervision

I am interested in research proposals which relate to: students' experiences of higher education; issues around the creation, implementation, and effects of (higher) education policy globally, nationally, and/or locally; educational inequalities; international comparisons of policy or student experiences.

Career Details

Following a period working for government agencies in the UK and then New Zealand, I took a sabbatical period in Japan, teaching English for a few years. I then returned to university to take a Master's in Educational Research Methods and then an ESRC-funded PhD. After completing my doctorate I worked as a research assistant on a widening participation project as well as coordinating staff development partmership schemes between four universities. Before moving to Lancaster I was a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Liverpool Hope University. 

Current Research

I recently completed an eighteen-month project, with four colleagues, investigating the impact of the ESRC's Doctoral Training Centres across the UK. 

My current project, funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, is titled 'The 3-D University’, which explores how universities' organisational culture, social composition, and geography, influence students' experiences. 

Web Links

I am an avid Twitterer @ddubdrahcir and maintain a personal blog called Stuff About Unis on all things HE.

For details of conference presentations and other activities, please see my Academia.edu profile. 

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology and Management - Leeds Trinity University

MSc Educational Research Methodology - University of Oxford

PhD Sociology of Higher Education - University of Bristol

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - Liverpool Hope University

  • Forthcoming

    Looking for Love in the Student Experience

    Budd, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Post-critical perspectives on higher education: Retrieving the educational in the university. Hogson, N., Vlieghe, J. & Zamojski, P. (eds.). Springer, (Debating Higher Education).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Forthcoming

    Undergraduate Degree

    Budd, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) SAGE Encyclopaedia of Higher Education, v.5. Miriam, D. & Amey, M. J. (eds.). Sage

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Published

    Using Vignettes to explore reality and values with young people

    Kandemir, A. & Budd, R., 1/05/2018, In : Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 10, 2, 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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