John is currently an Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences in Education. Prior to this, he was Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies from 1998-2003, leading the Centre’s work on the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
Previous posts in the Institute of Education include Director of the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies; Executive Director of the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, and first Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).
Research interests include: basic skills, economic and political socialisation, social exclusion and comparative and longitudinal research.
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