Professor Jocey Quinn

Professor Jocey Quinn

Professor of Education

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Professor of Education


PhD Educational Research,  Lancaster University (ESRC award)

PGCEA (Majoring in Higher Education), University of Surrey

MA Area Studies: USA, University College, London (DES award)

BA Hons English, University of Liverpool

Professional membership


Roles on external bodies

Editorial Board

Gender and Education
Policy Futures in Education
Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

Research interests

Education and Culture

Learning outside Formal Education

Post-compulsory Education and Training

Comparative Higher Education

HE curriculum and feminist ideas

Grants & contracts

Current externally funded projects

2015-2017 Arts Council Research Grants Programme, Beyond Words, principal investigator

2014-2016 British Academy, The Significance and Survival of Tent City University, principal investigator

2014-2016 Erasmus+, PrevDrop, Preventing student drop out from Higher Education or facilitating successful switching to Vocational Education and Training, co-investigator

Selected Previous Funded Projects

2013-2015 Council of Europe, Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, principal investigator

2013-2016 Campaign for National Parks, Mosaic Youth Project, principal investigator 

2011-2013 ESRC New Perspectives on Education and Culture, principal investigator

2012 Equality Challenge Unit, Women's Mentoring in Higher Education, principal investigator

2009-2010 Equality Challenge Unit, Equality issues in student work placements in the Arts and Cultural Sector, principal investigator

2007-2008 DIUS  International synthesis of widening participation initiatives, principal investigator

2006-2008 EU/Learning and Skills Council/Connexions Young people in jobs without training in South West England, principal investigator

2006 ESRC Backward and Forward Linkages between universities and communities, co-applicant

2003-2005 Joseph Rowntree Foundation Rethinking working class drop out from Higher Education, principal investigator

2003-2004 Learning and Skills Research Council, Learning Brokerage Research Project, co-applicant

2002-2003 Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, International retention in HE  project, co-applicant

2002-2004 ESRC Problematising Methodology in Access Research, principal investigator

2002 DfES Supporting Retention of Non-Traditional Students in HE (Traynor Report), co-applicant

2001 HEFCE Evaluation of widening participation partnerships, co-applicant

1997-2000 ESRC Powerful Subjects: women students, subjectivity and the HE curriculum, PhD studentship