Professor Robert Burgess, BA, PhD, AcSS
ROBERT BURGESS is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester and Chair of the East Midlands Universities Association. He is Honorary Secretary of the Society for Research into Higher Education and a member of its Council. He is also a member of the Council of the Institute for Employment Studies and an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences.
He has been President of the British Sociological Association, President of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences, Founding Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education and has been a member of the Council and Chair of the Postgraduate Training Board of the Economic and Social Research Council.
He was previously Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director of CEDAR (Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research) and Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.
His main publications include: Experiencing Comprehensive Education (1983),
In the Field: An Introduction to Field Research (1984), Education, Schools and Schooling (1985),
Sociology, Education and Schools (1986), Schools at Work (1988 with Rosemary Deem),
Implementing In-Service Education and Training (1993 with John Connor, Sheila Galloway, Marlene Morrison and Malcolm Newton), and
Research Methods (1993), together with over twenty-four edited volumes on qualitative methods and education.
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