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Research Profile

Prof Gareth Rees 


Career Profile

Education

  • 1972: M.Phil. (Sociology)
  • 1970: B.A. (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Both Jesus College, Oxford

Career

  • 1999-  : Professor, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • 1995-99: Professor of Education Policy (Post-Compulsory), School of Education, Cardiff University.
  • 1994-95: Research Professor, Department of Adult Continuing Education, University of Wales Swansea.
  • 1990-94: Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales Cardiff.
  • 1988-90: Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales Cardiff.
  • 1982-88: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University College, Cardiff.
  • 1974-82: Lecturer, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff.
  • 1973-74: Research Fellow, Home Office Community Development Project, Glyncorrwg, West Glamorgan.

Management Responsibilities

  • 2003-07: Director of the Research and Graduate School in the Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • 2001-02: Acting Director, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • 1999-2003: Deputy Director, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • 1997-1999: Head of the School of Education, Cardiff University.

Awards and Prizes

  • 2004: Elected Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences (UK).
  • 1995: Visiting Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia.
  • 1992: Visiting Fellow, School of Sociology, University of New South Wales.
  • 1991-92: Australian Studies Fellowship, Commonwealth Studies Institute.
  • 1987-88: Visiting Fellow, School of Sociology, University of New South Wales.

Memberships / External Activities

  • 2007-  : Member of the ESRC Research Grants Board.
  • 2006-  : Member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Educational Studies.
  • 2006-08: Member of the RAE 2008 Education Sub-Panel.
  • 2003-07: Member of the Executive Council of the British Educational Research Association.

Teaching Profile

Current Teaching Includes:

  • Education and Society - Level 1;
  • Contemporary Sociology of Education - Level 2;
  • Research Design in Practice - Level M;
  • Globalisation and the Knowledge Economy - Level M;
  • The Social Contexts of Education - Level D.

Supervision of PhDs in the following areas:

  • Adult learning and the learning society;
  • Learning and regeneration;
  • Workplace learning;
  • Education policy in the countries of the UK;
  • Education and economic development.