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Professor Richard Watermeyer

Professor Richard Watermeyer

Professor Richard Watermeyer
PhD, MSc, BA

Professor of Education

Area of research

Professor of Higher Education

Office Room 2.03b
35 Berkeley Square,
Clifton, Bristol
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+44 (0) 117 331 4375


Sociology of Higher Education; Universities and Jobs; Digital Disruption; Education and Science Policy; Public Engagement; Impact Studies; STEM Education


I am by training and orientation a sociologist of education with interests in higher education policy, practice and pedagogy. My work is primarily concerned with changing contextualizations of higher education, particularly as relate to technologies of governance, and their effect on the work and identities of academics and wider higher education community. My recent books include: Competitive Accountability in Academic Life: The Struggle for Social Impact and Public Legitimacy (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar); The Impact Agenda: Controversies, consequences and challenges (Bristol: Policy Press); Pedagogical Peculiarities: Conversations at the Edge of University Teaching and Learning (Boston/Leiden: Brill Sense) and the forthcoming Handbook on Academic Freedom (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar). I have held academic appointments at the universities of Bath, Warwick, Surrey, and Cardiff and was the first social scientist to be seconded into the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales. 



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