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Professor Geoffrey Elliot

Professor of Post Compulsory Education

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855145

Geoffrey Elliott has taught in comprehensive schools, further, adult and higher education, and has undertaken a range of leadership roles during his career.  He is President of the Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education, and serves on the Board of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education. He edits the international peer reviewed journal Research in Post-Compulsory Education, and is currently Professor of Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Worcester specialising in education policy and lifelong learning.


BA (Hons)   
English PGCE      
MA Education

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Work based research
Qualitative research methods
Educational research

Research Interests

Work Based Research
Education and Social Change
Post-Compulsory Education

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education (President)
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
Royal Society of Arts (Fellow)



(2017) Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study, London: Sage (Written with Karima Kadi-Hanifi and Carla Solvason)

(2016) Challenging assumptions about values, interests and power in further and higher education partnerships, Journal of Further and Higher Education, Published online 1 October 2015

(2016) ‘Merger Talk in Further Education: of whales and minnows, rhetoric and reality’, Chapter in Sai Loo (Ed), Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education: Policy, programmes and pedagogy, Series: Routledge Research in Education. London: Routledge. pp34-45.

(2014) Chess, contest and English, The English Journal, 103 (3) 87-93 (with Samuel Elliott)

(2012) Doing Work Based Research: approaches to enquiry for insider researchers,  London: Sage, (Written with Carol Costley and Paul Gibbs)

(2010) Education and Social Change, London: Continuum, (Edited and two chapters with Chahid Fourali and Sally Issler)

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Office of the Independent Adjudicator, Board Member
Halesowen College, Governor