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Research Profile

Prof Alan Felstead 


  • Research Council

    • ESRC - ‘Skills and Employment Survey 2012’ (RES-241-25-0001), under the ESRC/UKCES Strategic Partnership with additional funding from WISERD (Principal Applicant with Duncan Gallie and Francis Green). £808,877. More
    • ESRC - ‘Training in Recession: Historical, Comparative and Case Study Perspectives’ (RES-594-28-0001), under the ESRC/UKCES Strategic Partnership (Principal Applicant with Francis Green). £201,589. More
    • ESRC - ‘Work Attitude Measures in Large Multi User Surveys’ (RES-451-26-0482) (Co-applicant with Brendan Burchell, Shirley Dex, Zella King and Michael Rose).  £17,665. More
    • ESRC - ‘Skills Survey 2006’ (RES-557-28-5002) (Co-applicant with Francis Green and Duncan Gallie). £1,443,839. 2006 Skills Survey Report | 2006 Skills Survey Executive Summary | Guide to 2006 Skills Survey.
    • ESRC - ‘Learning as Work: Teaching and Learning Processes in the Contemporary Work Organisation’ under the Teaching Learning Research Programme (RES-139-25-0110) (Principal Applicant with Alison Fuller and Lorna Unwin).  £1,037,448. More - Project | More - Programme
    • ESRC - ‘Transforming Places of Work’ (L212252051), under the Future of Work Programme, Phase Two (Principal Applicant with Nick Jewson and Sally Walters). £130,206. More
    • ESRC - ‘Working at Home: New Perspectives’ (L212252022), under the Future of Work Programme, Phase One (Principal Applicant with Nick Jewson and Annie Phizacklea). £144,922. More
    • ESRC - ‘Learning, Skills and Economic Rewards in Britain’ (L123251032), under the Learning Society Programme (Co-applicant with David Ashton and Francis Green). £210,578.
    • ESRC - ‘The Meaning and Implications of Training Data’ (R000235924), (Co-applicant with Francis Green and Ken Mayhew). £82,343.


    Government (including)

    • Department of Trade and Industry - ‘The Impact of Informal Learning on Business Productivity’ (with David Ashton, Alison Fuller, Lorna Unwin and Sally Walters). £77,281.
    • East Midlands Development Agency - ‘Framework for Regional Employment and Skills Action Baseline Labour Market Information 2002’ (with Martin Quinn and Johnny Sung). £20,000.
    • East Midlands Development Agency - ‘Labour Market and Skills Forum’ (with Lorna Unwin). £35,000.
    • Department for Education and Employment - ‘Skills Survey 2001’ (with Francis Green and Duncan Gallie). £593,766. Skills Survey 2001
    • Department for Education and Employment and Department of Social Security - ‘Evaluation of the Jobseekers’ Allowance’ (with Centre for Social Policy Research, Loughborough University of Technology and SCPR, London). £4,000.
    • Department for Education and Employment - ‘NVQs and the NVQ System: A Literature Search’. £6,051.
    • Employment Department - ‘Homeworkers in Britain’ (with Nick Jewson). £93,415.
    • National Advisory Council for Education and Training Targets - ‘Women’s Attainment of Vocational Qualifications’. £12,905.
    • Leicestershire Training and Enterprise Council - ‘An Analysis of the Training for Work Data’. £7,426.
    • Employment Department. ‘Delivery of Effective Training Seminars’ (with David Ashton). £10,000.
    • Employment Department - ‘International Study of Vocational Education and Training in Five Countries: the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Japan, Singapore and the United States’ (with David Ashton and Francis Green). £47,140.
    • Leicestershire Training and Enterprise Council - ‘Evaluating the Funding Arrangements for Training: A Training Costs Exercise’. £25,709.


    European Union

    • European Union - ‘The Social Construction of Employment’, Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER) Programme, Associate Partner. 40,977 ECUs (approximately £28,000).
    • European Union - ‘Reforms in the Education and Training System to Combat School and Social Failure in Europe’. 9,812 ECUs (approximately £6,550).


    Other (including)

    • National Institute of Adult Continuing Education - ‘Labour Market and Training Profiles of Selected Sector Skill Councils’ (with Martin Quinn). £6,950.
    • Faculty of Social Sciences Research Fund - ‘Household Relations and Working at Home: A Qualitative Study’ (with Nick Jewson). £400.
    • CVE Development Funding University of Leicester - ‘CLMS Annual Research Conference 1993-1994’. £2,000.
    • University of Leicester and Loughborough University of Technology Joint Fund - ‘Company Training Practices in Context’ (with David Ashton and John Storey). £9,900.
    • Sir Edward Heath Charitable Trust - ‘The Franchising Project’. $200,000 (then equivalent to approximately £150,000). Overheads & on-costs carried by Nuffield College, Oxford.