Dr Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Reader in Education

School of Education and Social Work
0121 331 3702

Rob Smith is a Reader in Education at Birmingham City University and Director of the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE).  Rob supervises students researching a range of doctoral topics. He also supports staff and students undertaking research in his role within CSPACE. He has extensive experience of writing and publishing collaboratively. His body of work explores the impact of funding and marketisation on FE provision.  He has researched and written extensively in collaboration with FE and HE practitioners.  His recent research with Vicky Duckworth focuses on further education as a space for transformative learning. Recent writing includes Building Colleges for the Future: what the Ugly Sisters have to tell us about FE, a chapter in Daley, M., Orr, K., & Petrie, J. (eds) (2015) Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses, London:  Institute of Education Press.

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