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Dr Steven Jones - personal details

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Since completing my PhD (funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) in 1999, I've lectured at several UK universities. My undergraduate teaching is now mostly in English Language and Linguistics, and my postgraduate supervision and research mostly in the field of (Higher) Education.

At the University of Manchester, I run the PGCert in Higher Education. I was previously Director of Undergraduate Studies (2007-2010) and Director of Social Responsibility (2010-2011) for the School of Education, and an academic lead for the Faculty of Humanities New Academics Programme (2012-14).

I'm a member of the Sutton Trust Research Group, and have given papers at major international conferences in Mannheim and Freiburg (Germany), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Verona and Bertinoro (Italy) and San Francisco and Chicago (USA). I've been interviewed about language use on BBC TV's The One Show (2010, 2011) and about my Higher Education research on BBC Radio Four's Today programme (2012). My funders have included the British Academy, the Society for Research in Higher Education, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Sutton Trust, and I've undertaken consultancy work for OFFA and HEFCE. I've presented research findings to Universities UK (2012), the Employers and Education Taskforce (2011, 2012, 2014) and the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (2014), as well as delivering a Westminster Briefing (2013) and speaking at the Sunday Times Festival of Education (2013).