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Dr Dean Stroud

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Email
stroudda1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0) 29 2087 7406
Campuses
Room 2.39, Glamorgan Building

Supervision

I am keen to supervise research students and extend my research collaborations in the areas of skills and workforce development (across the UK and internationally), and the role of trade unions therein.

I have a particular interest in the political economy of skill and skill systems, especially in relation to the workplace and the organisation of vocational education and training. Contact is also welcomed from those interested in researching work inequalities and the greening of skills, jobs and the economy.

Education

  • PhD in Sociology of Education (School of Education, Cardiff University) Title: 'The Social Construction of Labour Markets by Students in Higher Education'.
  • MSc Econ. Social Science Research Methods (School of Social and Administrative Studies, Cardiff University).
  • BSc Econ. Sociology (School of Social and Administrative Studies, Cardiff University)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Proposal Assessor
  • Member of DYSG Research Forum (Learning and Skills Development Agency for Wales)
  • Member of DYSG Equality Network Forum (Learning and Skills Development Agency for Wales)
  • An associate member of DYSG (Learning and Skills Development Agency for Wales)
  • Expert Advisor – European Metalworkers' Federation Steel Select Social Dialogue Committee on Workforce Development, Recruitment and Retention
  • Discussant to the ESRC Waste of the World Programme (Steel Project)
  • Associate member of SKOPE
  • Reviewer – Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • Reviewer – Sociology

Academic positions

2008 – Present Lecturer (F/T) A range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the fields of sociology and education; Undergraduate, Masters, PhD and Professional Doctorate dissertation supervision.

2006 – 2008 Research Associate/Project Manager (F/T) Centre Manager and researcher attached to the Regeneration Institute (RI), Cardiff University. Development of research capacity and profile of the RI. Also managing the Equality and Diversity Learning in the European Steel Industry (Leonardo Project); The Practices and Process of Workplace learning in the British Steel Industry: A Case Study (SKOPE).

2004 – 2006 Research Associate/Project Manager (80%) Equality and Diversity Learning in the European Steel Industry (Leonardo Project); Workplace Education: Exploring the efficacy of workplace learning strategies and the potential for poorly qualified employees' engagement with new learning opportunities (Nuffield) and The Practices and Process of Workplace learning in the British Steel Industry: A Case Study (SKOPE); ESRC Identities Programme: Working Class Identities of Ex-Steelworkers in Ebbw Vale – (Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University).

2001 – 2004 Research Associate (F/T) Leonardo Da Vinci funded pilot project entitled 'New Steel Industry Challenges Project' (Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

2001 – 2001 Research Associate (0.5) Welsh Assembly Government funded investigation entitled 'Independent Investigation on Student Hardship and Funding' (Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

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I teach and have taught on the following modules for Cardiff School of Social Sciences:

Undergraduate

  • SIO005: Education and Society (1st Year)
  • SIO124: Introduction to Social Science Research Methods (1st Year);
  • SIO173: Introduction to Sociology (1st Year)
  • SIO176: Contemporary Sociology of Education (2nd Year),
  • SIO030: Social Research Methods (2nd Year);
  • SIO158: Globalisation and Social Change (3rd Year)
  • SIO151: Conflict and Change in Educational Policy (3rd Year) – Module Convenor;
  • SIO220: Equality and Diversity in Education and Work (3rd Year) – Module Convenor

Postgraduate

  • SIT103: Strategies of Applied Research;
  • SIT146: Restructuring industrial sectors in a global world: the European steel industry – Module Convenor;
  • SIT121: Learning and working in FE and the Post Compulsory Sector;
  • SIT087: Foundations of Educational Research – Module Convenor.

Supervision

Undergraduate, Masters, PhD and Professional Doctorate dissertation supervision.

PhD Students

  • Jean Pia: Labour Supply Arrangements in the Philippine Seafaring Industry
  • Ralph Busier: Labour Conditions in the Open Seas: A Study of Philippine Union Dynamics

Current Prof Doctorate Supervision

  • Janet Stephens: Lifelong Learning in Russell Group Universities: its demise or a bright coalition future

Administrative Duties

Dean Stroud is a senior lecturer in education at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. The principal focus of his research is skills and training needs  and workplace learning. Other areas of interest include the labour process and industrial relations, workforce reconfiguration and equality and diversity. More recently his research has focused on 'green' and sustainability issues, particularly with regard to 'green' skills and jobs and transitions from high to low carbon economies.

Current Research

€3.9M European Steel Skills Agenda (ESSA) The project aims to develop a Blueprint for a sustainable, steel industry driven and coordinated European Steel Skills Agenda (ESSA). The Agenda will present a strategy for meeting current and future skills demands, and pilot the development of modules and tools for building awareness and implementing new skills for a globally competitive industry. The aim is to be ready to anticipate new skills demands and to develop pro-active practical activities to meet the future requirements of the industry. https://www.estep.eu/essa/

“New Skills Agenda Steel”: Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy (ESSA) is an Erasmus+ Call: Sector Skills Alliances (Lot 3) Action: Sector Skills Alliances in vocational education and training Action type: Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills
Project Number: 600886-EPP-1-2018-1-DE-EPPKA2-SSA-B
Agreement Number: 2018-3059/001-001

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1315817-4m-funding-awarded-to-drive-skills-in-steel-industry

€1.7M Dromosplan, Funder: European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel 2016-2020: The aim of this project is to evaluate the benefits arising from the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in steelworks.

€1.7M WaterWatt, Funder: European Commission Horizon 2020 (2016-18 lead UK partner/co-applicant with DECHEMA, of 24 month research project, with full RA pt6, plus research costs). The Project WaterWatt “Improvement of energy efficiency in industrial water circuits using gamification for online self-assessment, benchmarking and economic decision support”, which started at 1st of April 2016, has the main objective of increasing energy efficiency in industrial water circuits. http://www.waterwatt.eu/

€2K The Sector Social Dialogue Committee Steel – Training Working Group: Workforce Development, Recruitment and Retention: Mapping Social Demographics, Funder: European Commission (2015-2016/7: Engagement as international expert and principal investigator)

€3K + expenses Boosting Skills Eco-systems for Greener Jobs in the Pomeranian Region in Poland Funder: OECD LEED programme (2014: engagement as international expert)

$20K (AUS) Skilling the Bay Geelong – Regional Labour Market Profile, Funder: Victoria State Government and RMIT Melbourne (2012-13: consultant on 12 month research project, with part-time RA pt6)

€530K Greening Technical VET - Sustainable Training Module for the Funder: European Steel Industry Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Projects: Development of Innovation (2011-2013: lead UK partner/co-applicant with sfs Dortmund, of 24 month research project, with full RA pt6, plus research costs).

$8K (AUS) Latrobe Valley Skills and Transition Study Funder: Victoria State Government and RMIT Melbourne (2011-12: consultant on 6 month research project, with part-time RA pt6)

€25K Towards a European Steel council on Jobs and Skill: Identifying the Actors, Funder: European Commission (2010-2011, lead UK partner as invited expert)

£2K Evaluation of Basics of Gas Combustion Training Funder: Tata Steel (2009-10: consultant on 6 month research/evaluation project)

£5K Women in Ports, Funder: International Transport Workers’ Federation & European Transport Workers’ Federation (2009: Researcher)

£14.5K The Practices and Process of Workplace learning in the British Steel Industry Funder: SKOPE ESRC Research Centre (2007-08: co-applicant with Peter Fairbrother)

£6K Workplace Education: Exploring the efficacy of work based learning strategies Funder: Nuffield Social Science Awards Scheme (2007-08: Principal Investigator)

£10K An Investigation of the Re-training of Redundant Steelworkers in Steel Communities in Wales Funder: Cardiff University, Cardiff Young Researcher Initiative (2007-08: Principal Investigator)

Independent Study into the Devolution of Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime in Wales, Funder: Welsh Assembly Government (2005: Researcher)

€572K Equality and Diversity Learning in the European Steel Industry Funder: Leonardo Da Vinci Pilot Project (2004-2007: lead UK partner/co-applicant with Peter Fairbrother of 36 month research project)

€25K Equality and Diversity in the European Electricity Industry Funder: European Commission (2004: Researcher)

€540K New Steel Industry Challenges Funder: Leonardo Da Vinci Pilot Project (2001-2004: Project Manager and Researcher)

€31K Future Skills Needs in the European Electricity Sector, Funder: European Commission (2003: Researcher)

Independent Investigation Group on Student Hardship and Funding, Funder: Welsh Assembly Government (2000: Researcher)

ESRC PhD Scholarship An investigation of the social construction of labour markets by students in higher education’ (1997-2000).

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