Professor Patrick Ainley BA Hons, PGCE, PhD
BA Hons, PGCE, PhD
Professor, Training and Education
Department of Education & Community Studies
Faculty of Education & Health
Professor Patrick Ainley is a Professor of Training and Education in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.
Patrick has a BA Hons Social Anthropology and a PhD Social Sciences and registered with the Commission of the European Communities Task Force for human resources, education, training and youth for interest in surveys and consultancy in the fields of education, training and youth.
Patrick taught in secondary education before moving into further education at Goldsmiths' College. He spent a year researching with Educational Research for Social Change (ERSC) 16-19 Initiative at City University, before joining the graduate recruitment research group at the universities in Kent and East London.
Patrick joined the university in 1995 as a senior research fellow, reader and lecturer, and then professor of training and education since 2004, developing online lecture materials and approach to integrated skills development as part of the university's graduate initiative.
He also contributes as lecturer on the EdD programme and supervises PhD and EdD student research projects. He believes that collaboration in research with staff and students, particularly postgraduates leading to co-authored publications is a most effective means of staff development sustaining and building a research culture at the university.
Posts held previously:
- 1998, Reader in Learning Policy, University of Greenwich
- 1995-98, Senior Research Fellow, University of Greenwich
- 1995, Part-time Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich
- 1991-95, Senior Research Fellow with the Graduate Recruitment Research Group, University of Kent
- 1990, Part-time Lecturer in Education Policy, University of Kent
- 1989-90, Research Fellow, Social Statistics Research Unit, City University, with the ESRC 16-19 Initiative
- 1988-99, Journalist on The Teacher for the National Union of Teachers
- 1986-88, Lecturer in Social Science and Administration and Researcher, Goldsmiths' College, London and part-time lecturer at Newham College
- 1980-86, Bridging Course Coordinator, Hackney College of Further Education and George Green's Centre, Isle of Dogs, Inner London Education Authority
- 1975-79, Teacher of English, Remedial English and English as a second language, Daneford Boys' Secondary School, Bethnal Green, Inner London Education Authority
- 1972-74, Housing Aid Centre Worker, Shelter
- Professor, Training and Education, Department of Education & Community Studies
- Course lecturer on Doctorate in Education EdD programme
- Supervises PhD and EdD research projects
- Leads on developing and sustaining a research culture at the university
- The Further Education (FE) to Higher Education (HE) interface
- The HE student experience
- The new tertiary tripartism of post-14 education in researching, teaching and training universities
- Radical approaches to pedagogy
- What Bobbitt calls 'the new market state' settlement (of education and training)
- Privatisation of HE and commodification generally. 'Changing divisions of knowledge and labour' in relation to social class reformation.
Ainley, Patrick (2013) Education and the reconstitution of social class in England. Routledge. ISSN 1359-6748
Ainley, Patrick and Allen, Martin (2012) Hard times for education in England. British Education Studies Association. ISSN 1758-2199
Allen, Martin and Ainley, Patrick (2012) Why young people can't get the jobs they want and what can be done about it. Lawrence & Wishart. ISSN 1362-6620
Ainley, Patrick (2009) What Education Studies is and what it might be. British Education Studies Association. ISSN 1758-2199
Ainley, Patrick (2009) The knowledge is out there. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN 0142-5692
Ainley, Patrick (2009) Fick higher education, employability after the credit crunch. In: Employer Engagement and Employability after the Crash: Opportunities and Challenges for Learning, Teaching and Employment. C-SAP: HEA Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, Birmingham, UK. ISBN 1902191404
Ainley, Patrick and Allen, Martin (2009) What has gone wrong with education in England and how to start putting it right. In: Feelbad Britain: how to make it better. Lawrence & Wishart Limited, London, UK. ISBN 9781905007936
Ainley, Patrick and Allen, Martin (2010) Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education. Continuum International Publishing Group, London, UK. ISBN 9781441134707