• University of Huddersfield
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    United Kingdom

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Professor Roy Fisher is an educational researcher and lifelong learning sector teacher educator. He was formerly Head of the Department of Initial Teacher Education at the University of Huddersfield. He has been a member of the University's Standing Committee on Collaborative Provision (SCCP) and, between 2009 and 2012, of the University Teaching and Learning Committee (UTLC) as well as of the Standards and Quality Advisory Group (QSAG). He was for many years a member of the national Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Management Forum.    

His first degree (1974) was in History which he studied at Aberystwyth. He was subsequently awarded degrees by the University of Bradford (1984), University of Leeds (1988), and University of Huddersfield (1999).  

Between 1998 and 2008 Roy was founding chair and subsequently co-convenor of the Learning and Skills Research Network in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region. From 2000-2004 Roy was Director of the University’s Post-Compulsory Education and Training Research Unit and was Co-Director, with Professor James Avis, of its Centre for Research in Post-Compulsory Education from 2004 until 2012. He is a member of the Huddersfield University Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES). His work has been widely published in leading journals and he has undertaken reviews on behalf of scholarly journals, the ESRC, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is an experienced director of doctoral research and doctoral examiner. 

Roy is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was a member (2008 to 2018) of the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training. In 2019 an Emeritus Professorship was conferred on him by the University of Huddersfield.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Curriculum and educational history
  • Sociology of education
  • Representations of popular culture and education
  • Teacher education for the lifelong learning sector
  • Adult and Informal education
  • Education and social/political movements 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Academic Writing
  • Teacher Training
  • Curriculum Development
  • Business
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Adult Learning
  • Higher Education
  • Pedagogics
  • Teacher Education
  • Lecturing
  • Curriculum
  • Sociology of Education
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Communities of Practice


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