Professor Emerita of Vocational and Higher Education at University of Birmingham
27 Nov 2023
Ann-Marie Bathmaker is Professor Emerita of Vocational and Higher Education at the University of Birmingham and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Her research focuses on questions of equity and inequalities in vocational, post-compulsory and higher education. She started her career working in provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages, and then worked as a local authority advisor for equal opportunities as part of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative. Ann-Marie has worked at the universities of Wolverhampton, Sheffield, UWE Bristol and the University of Birmingham. She is the previous editor of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training. She is a trustee of the Edge Foundation, a UK-based education charity whose mission is to promote a coherent, unified and holistic education system which can support social equity. She was the specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility School to Work (2015–16).