Centre Director
Andy Green

Deputy Centre Director
Francis Green

Academic staff

Claire Callender  – Project Leader
Karen Evans – Theme Leader
Alison Fuller – Project Leader
David Guile – Project Leader
Germ Janmaat - Theme Leader
Pauline Leonard - Project Leader
Geoff Mason – Project Leader
Lucinda Platt – Project Leader
Ingrid Schoon – Project Leader
Martin Weale – Project Leader
Susanne Wiborg – Project Leader

Honorary LLAKES Professor

Lorna Unwin

Adminstrative staff

Richard Arnold - Centre Manager

Research Officers
Michela Franceschelli
Golo Henseke
Nicola Pensiero
Rachel Wilde 

Other academic contributors

Sam Duncan
Alan Felstead
Avril Keating
Anna Vignoles

Visiting Professors

Ian Craig, former Chief Schools Adjudicator for England (attached partly to LLAKES).  Ian is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, London (IOE), and at the London School of Economics (LSE).  He began his career as a teacher, then a head teacher at two schools before becoming a local authority inspector, and eventually Director of Children’s Services.  He moved to be Chief Schools Adjudicator for England. Since then he has undertaken a number of interim roles, including that of Director of Initial Teacher Education at the IOE and Executive Director and Registrar of The College of Teachers (UK). He has undertaken a wide range of education consultancies in the UK and abroad, most recently a World Bank project in Pakistan.

Alan Felstead – Visiting Professor
Professor Alan Felstead is based at the Univerity of Cardfiff and has a distinguished track record of carrying out research in the field of employment with relevance to the academic, policy-making and practitioner communities. He joined the University in 2006 as a Research Professor, having formerly been Professor of Employment Studies and Director of Research at the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester.

Geoff Mason – Visiting Professor
Geoff Mason is Senior Research Fellow at NIESR and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London. Prior to joining NIESR in 1989, he was Principal Research Officer at the Engineering Industry Training Board in the UK.Geoff Mason’s work on the graduate labour market has been widely cited in UK public policy debates and contributed to his being invited to work as Research Advisor to the National Skills Task Force and to serve on the Royal Society Working Group on Higher Education. He has also served on academic panels for the Cabinet Office’s Workforce Development Project and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Peter Mayo – Visiting Professorial Fellow
Peter Mayo is Professor, Department of Education Studies, at the University of Malta. He is a former school teacher, officer in charge of adult education (Education Department). He is the author of over 100 papers in journals or as book chapters. The journals in which he has published escorte de lux include Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, Critical Sociology, Capital & Class, Socialism and Democracy, Das Argument, Studies in the Education of Adults, Humanity & Society, Critica Marxista, Holy Land Studies, Comparative Education, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education, International Studies in Sociology of Education, International Journal of Sociology of Education, Language and Education, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, RELA and Encyclopaidea.

Peter Taylor-Gooby – Visiting Professor
Peter Taylor-Gooby OBE is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent, who is internationally noted for his work on new social risks, an area of study he helped create and develop. He has published more than 130 articles, 100 book chapters and 22 books. He has led major European and UK Research Programmes which have opened up new areas in social policy research and has advised the UK government and the European government in relation to welfare reform and building public trust. His work is widely recognised across Europe and in East Asia. He has had considerable influence on the study of social and public policy in the UK and internationally and has been recognised by a number of external bodies, he and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, one of only six academics in his discipline to receive this honour.

He chaired the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme, 2009-11, and the Nudge: Scope and Limitations of Behavioural Economics Project; and directed the ESRC Social Contexts and Responses to Risk, and Economic Beliefs and Behaviour Programmes, and the EU Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change Programme. He is a Founding Academician at the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the RSA. He participated in the Prime Minister’s No 10 ‘progressive consensus’ Round Table and was an Advisor to Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit 2009-10. He served as President of the Sociology and Social Policy section of the BAAS from 2005 to 2006. Taylor-Gooby was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to social science

Jonny Sung – Visiting Professor
Professor Sung is an internationally well-known academic who specialises in two areas of skills research: (i) National systems of workforce development, covering seven ‘sectorally’ oriented workforce development systems (i.e. the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand);  (ii) High performance working – a topic that focuses on linking business strategies to work systems, skills development and workplace performance. Under these two topics, Professor Sung has regularly received research grants and policy advisory roles in the UK and abroad. He also publishes regularly in those topics.

For almost 20 years, Professor Sung has been involved in providing leadership and escorte bucuresti taking up senior management duties at the University of Leicester. Not only did he manage a very successful research centre (CLMS) that progressed with significant growth under his headship, he also pioneered a number of ‘training’ and skills related teaching programmes from certificates to a professional doctorate, that had a regular global intake of 1,200 students every year.


International partners
Marie Duru-Bellat – International Partner
Said Hanchane – International Partner
Jon Lauglo – International Partner
Tom May – Research Associate
Walter McMahon – International Partner
Phillipe Mehaut – International Partner
Nathalie Mons – International Partner
Jordi Planas – International Partner
Rainer Silbereisen – International Partner
Eric Verdier – International Partner

PhD students attached to the LLAKES Centre

Nadar Alyani
Jing Kun Bai
Julika Carter
Hilary Chadwick
Adrian Chown
Robert Galvani
Farzana Hassan
Eila Heikkila
Li Jen-ying
Ann Lahiff
Magdalini Karyda
Tierney Kinnison
Soo Koung Yun
Marcia Lattery-Lee
Maria Cristina Migliore
Ilona Murphy
Sam Parsons
Fiona Victory
Tsui Fei-yun

Visiting Research Associates

Helen Cheng
Ann Margaret Doyle