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 William Baker

William Baker

Lecturer, Q-Step

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

I am a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences here at Cardiff University where I teach on the BSc in Social Analytics and across a range of education modules. I am also a member of the Q-Step Centre. Currently I'm also a co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal.

I am a broad-based social scientist whose work mainly centers on the sociology of education. My work is concerned with understanding educational inequality and the consequences this has for people’s life-chances and their identities. Much of my research so far has focused on how young people form goals and plans regarding education and the labour market. I’m also interested in studying the origins, development and stratification of values, pro-social preferences and moral worldviews.

Education and qualifications

2015: DPhil (Education), University of Oxford

2010: MSc (Education Research Methodology), University of Oxford

2009: MA (Sociology of Education), Institute of Education, London

Career overview

2014 - present: Lecturer (SOCSI), Cardiff University

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

British Educational Research Association







I currently teach on the following undergraduate modules:

Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences (Year 1)

Education and Society (Year 1)

Inequality and the Division of Labour (Year 2)

Sociology of Education (Year 2)

I currently teach on the following postgraduate course:

Global Educational Futures (MA)