Dr Richard BuddLecturer in Higher Education
I am a Lecturer in Higher Education, and my main research interests relate to three interlinked questions: how higher education as a sector (and idea) works, how organisations in the sector mediate policy, and how students experience and negotiate their time at university. I am particularly interested in exploring how these questions compare on a domestic, as well as international, basis. I have recently completed a project on social science doctoral training, and my current work investigates how being a student varies between different kinds of university in the same region - you can see details of the project here.
Following a period working for government agencies in the UK and then New Zealand, I took a sabbatical period in Japan, teaching English for a few years. I then returned to university to take a Master's in Educational Research Methods and then an ESRC-funded PhD. After completing my doctorate I worked as a research assistant on a widening participation project as well as coordinating staff development partnership schemes between four universities. Before moving to Lancaster I was a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Liverpool Hope University.
I recently completed an eighteen-month project, with four colleagues, investigating the impact of the ESRC's Doctoral Training Centres across the UK. My current project, funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, is titled 'The 3-D University’, which explores how universities' organisational culture, social composition, and geography, influence students' experiences.
For details of conference presentations and other activities, please see my Academia.edu profile.
BA (Hons) Psychology and Management - Leeds Trinity University
MSc Educational Research Methodology - University of Oxford
PhD Sociology of Higher Education - University of Bristol
PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - Liverpool Hope University
PhD Supervision Interests
I am interested in research proposals which relate to: students' experiences of higher education; issues around the creation, implementation, and effects of (higher) education policy globally, nationally, and/or locally; educational inequalities; international comparisons of policy or student experiences.
Looking for Love in the Student Experience
Budd, R. 10/08/2020 In: Post-critical perspectives on higher education. Springer
Budd, R. 1/05/2020 In: SAGE Encyclopaedia of Higher Education, v.5. Sage
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Using Vignettes to explore reality and values with young people
Kandemir, A., Budd, R. 1/05/2018 In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 10, 2, 23 p.
Eliciting the Institutional Myth: exploring the ethos of the university in Germany and England
Budd, R. 2018 In: European Journal of Higher Education. 8, 2, p. 135-151. 17 p.
The DTC Effect: ESRC Doctoral Training Centres and the UK Social Science Doctoral Training Landscape
Budd, R., O'Connell, C., Yuan, T., Ververi, O. 2018 Liverpool : Liverpool Hope University Press. 50 p.
Higher Education – from Global Trends to Local Realities
Budd, R. 14/08/2017 In: International and Comparative Education. London : Routledge
Undergraduate orientations towards higher education in Germany and England: problematizing the notion of ‘student as customer’
Budd, R. 1/01/2017 In: Higher Education. 73, 1, p. 23-37. 15 p.
Disadvantaged by degrees?: How Widening Participation students are not only hindered in accessing HE, but also during – and after – university.
Budd, R. 2017 In: Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 21, 2-3, p. 111-116. 6 p.
The ‘3-D University’? How do organisational culture, social composition, and geography mediate the student experience?
01/04/2019 → 30/09/2021
- Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation
- Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education