Vice-Chancellor, Keele University
Professor Nick Foskett has been Vice-Chancellor of Keele University since August 2010. Previously he was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Southampton, where he was also Professor of Education and, previously, Head of the School of Education. Professor Foskett’s academic expertise lies broadly in the field of educational policy and leadership, with a particular focus on higher education and further education. His internationally recognised research has considered a number of specific themes: The marketisation of education, Educational and career choice processes by young people, including the nature and impact of the funding of students in HE<, Widening participation, The management and leadership of Schools, Colleges and Universities, The interface of government policy and the management of educational institutions, The internationalisation of higher education, Capacity building in Universities in the developing world
His work in these fields has included many national and international invitations as a keynote speaker, and work as a consultant to government both in the UK and overseas and on the development of policy in fields such as HE fees, widening participation and educational careers advisory systems.