Exploring the dimensions of change in the professions and the implications for education and training: an inter-disciplinary approach

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Lectures Talks and Workshops
Date(s)
Wednesday 29th October 2014 (09:00-17:00)
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Workshop Leader:  Prof. Hilary Sommerlad, Prof. Mark Exworthy

The assumptions underpinning the global knowledge economy thesis which has dominated strategic thinking on the role of higher education would appear to assure the role of universities such as Birmingham in preparing their graduates to enter high status and well –rewarded professional roles.  However, much of the recent work in labour market analysis and the sociology of work unsettles these assumptions. 

Changes in public policy and market conditions in Health and Social Care, the Law and Education (among other parts of the public sectors) have disrupted established professional boundaries, and the relationship between private and public sectors at the same time that increasing participation in higher education has led to substantial changes in the socio-demographic composition of aspirant professionals. 

The specific aims of the workshop series are to identify scholars on professions across campus in order to establish a cross-university research network/consortium on professional transformation, which would in turn build research capacity in this area and enable the university to develop a strategy to work towards ESRC bids for seminar series and research project grants.  The first workshop on 11 June 2014 was a scoping exercise, exploring the range of interests of university participants, and developing the agenda for the network. 

The network so far:

Law

  • Hilary Sommerlad
  • Jean McHale
  • Sheelagh McGuinness
  • Marie Fox
  • Richard Young
  • Steven Vaughan

Medicine

  • George Dowswell
  • Sabi Redwood
  • Sheila Greenfield
  • Jayne Parry

Sport, exercise, rehab science

  • Kathy Armour
  • Education
  • Simon Asquith
  • Deborah Youdell
  • Paul Warmington

Business

  • Penelope Tuck
  • Ron Hodges
  • Joanne Duberley
  • Fiona Carmichael

Social work

  • Tarsem Singh Cooner
  • Barbara Fawcett
  • Rosemary Littlechild

INLOGOV

  • Catherine Mangan
  • Chris Skelcher
  • Tony Bovaird

Social Policy

  • Kathryn Farrow

TSRC

  • Pete Alcock
  • James Rees
  • John Mohan

Geography

  • Austin Barber

HSMC

  • Mark Exworthy
  • Nicola Gale
  • Catherine Needham
  • Jon Glasby
  • Hilary Brown
  • Yvonne Sawbridge

Please contact Hilary Somerlad or Mark Exworthy if you would like to find out more or join the network.