Professor Geoff Hayward

Professor of Education and Head of Faculty at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

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Professor of Education and Head of Faculty, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Professor Geoff Hayward is Professor of Education and Head of Faculty in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include vocational education and training policy and practice; social disadvantage and education; transitions into Higher Education and the labour market; learning transfer.

He started his academic career as a research biologist at the Universities of Oxford and Liverpool. He taught in the Further Education sector for five years and has been involved in the training and education of teachers across both Primary and Secondary phases at the Liverpool Institute of Higher Education, Universities of Oxford and Leeds. At the University of Oxford’s Department of Education he was one of the directors of the Nuffield 14-19 Review of Education and Training, Associate Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) and the Director of Research. Subsequently, he was Head of the School of Education at the University of Leeds for three and a half years before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge in October 2014.