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Dr Lisa Lucas


Lisa Lucas joined the Graduate School of Education in October 2002. Her background is in Sociology and she was previously a Research Fellow in the Department of Educational and Professional Development at University College London working on projects relating to Widening Participation initiatives in Higher Education.

She specialises in a number of areas of higher education research. In particular, she has focused on policy issues in higher education, primarily the funding and evaluation of university research, and has looked at the impact of this on the university management as well as academic work in different European and Australasian countries. She has also been researching academic work and identity, particularly in relation to the question of the links between research and teaching. She is author of The Research Game in Academic Life, published in 2006 by SRHE/McGraw-Hill and Academic Research and Researchers (edited with Angela Brew), published in 2009 by SRHE/McGraw-Hill. Recent publications include, ‘Academic Resistance in the UK: challenging quality assurance processes in higher education’ Policy and Society (2014) and she has just completed a review of ‘Performance-based Research Assessment in Higher Education’ for Oxford Bibliographies.