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Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

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Personal Statement

I joined Bath Spa as a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies in January 2016. Previously, I was a Lecturer at the University of Leicester and a researcher at Cardiff University. I also spent some time as a teacher in further education.

My academic interests lie mainly in the area of workplace learning, vocational training and lifelong learning, and I have conducted and published the findings of research in these areas. In particular, I am interested in how the conditions, processes and relationships of working life shape the ways in which individuals learn (and what they learn) at and through work. More broadly, I am interested in the sociology of education, economic sociology and the sociology of markets.

Academic qualifications

  • BA(Hons) University of Cambridge
  • MA Warwick University
  • PhD Cardiff University.

Professional qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education): Cardiff University, 2000.

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2015)
  • Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Member of the British Education Research Association.

External examiners

External Examiner at the University of East London Business School (2014-2018).

Research and academic outputs

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Small firms and universities: how training markets are socially constructed
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Bishop, D (2009) Small firms and universities: how training markets are socially constructed. VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken. ISBN 9783639129687


Working as belonging: the management of personal and collective identities
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Felstead, A, Bishop, D, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Unwin, L and Kakavelakis, K (2010) 'Working as belonging: the management of personal and collective identities.' In: Ecclestone, K, Biesta, G and Hughes, M, eds. Transitions and learning through the life course. Routledge, London, pp. 147-161. ISBN 9780415481731


The value and pitfalls of informal learning
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Unwin, L, Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Ashton, D, Bishop, D and Lee, T (2006) 'The value and pitfalls of informal learning.' In: Porter, S and Campbell, M, eds. Skills and economic performance. Caspian, London, pp. 115-131. ISBN 1901884633


Affordance, agency and apprenticeship learning: a comparative study of small and large engineering firms
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Bishop, D (2017) 'Affordance, agency and apprenticeship learning: a comparative study of small and large engineering firms.' Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 22 (1). pp. 68-86. ISSN 1359-6748


Context, agency and professional workplace learning: trainee accountants in large and small practices
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Bishop, D (2017) 'Context, agency and professional workplace learning: trainee accountants in large and small practices.' Education and Training, 59 (5). pp. 516-533. ISSN 0040-0912


Small firms and the failure of national skills policies: adopting an institutional perspective
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Bishop, D (2015) 'Small firms and the failure of national skills policies: adopting an institutional perspective.' International Journal of Training and Development, 19 (1). pp. 69-80. ISSN 1360-3736


Firm size and skill formation processes: an emerging debate
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Bishop, D (2012) 'Firm size and skill formation processes: an emerging debate.' Journal of Education and Work, 25 (5). pp. 507-521. ISSN 1363-9080


The importance of being an insider: how networks influence the small firm's engagement with formal training
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Bishop, D (2011) 'The importance of being an insider: how networks influence the small firm's engagement with formal training.' Journal of European Industrial Training, 35 (4). pp. 326-344. ISSN 0309-0590


Constructing learning: adversarial and collaborative working in the British construction industry
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Bishop, D, Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Unwin, L and Kakavelakis, K (2009) 'Constructing learning: adversarial and collaborative working in the British construction industry.' Journal of Education and Work, 22 (4). pp. 243-260. ISSN 1469-9435


Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work
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Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Unwin, L, Bishop, D and Kakavelakis, K (2009) 'Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work.' Studies in the Education of Adults, 41 (1). pp. 6-20. ISSN 0266-0830


Exploring the dangers and benefits of the UK’s permissive competence-based approach: the use of vocational qualifications as learning artefacts and tools for measurement in the automotive sector
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Unwin, L, Fuller, A, Bishop, D, Felstead, A, Jewson, N and Kakavelakis, K (2008) 'Exploring the dangers and benefits of the UK’s permissive competence-based approach: the use of vocational qualifications as learning artefacts and tools for measurement in the automotive sector.' Learning as Work Research Papers (15).


The small enterprise in the training market
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Bishop, D (2008) 'The small enterprise in the training market.' Education and Training, 50 (8/9). pp. 661-673. ISSN 0040-0912


Looking inside the Russian doll: the interconnections between context, learning and pedagogy in the workplace
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Unwin, L, Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Bishop, D, Lee, T, Jewson, N and Butler, P (2007) 'Looking inside the Russian doll: the interconnections between context, learning and pedagogy in the workplace.' Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 15 (3). pp. 333-348. ISSN 1468-1366


Performing identities at work: evidence from contrasting sectors
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Felstead, A, Bishop, D, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Unwin, L and Kakavelakis, K (2007) 'Performing identities at work: evidence from contrasting sectors.' Learning as Work Research Papers (9).


‘There’s a lot more to it than just cutting hair, you know’: managerial controls, work practices and identity narratives among hair stylists
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Lee, T, Jewson, N, Bishop, D, Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Kakavelakis, K and Unwin, L (2007) '‘There’s a lot more to it than just cutting hair, you know’: managerial controls, work practices and identity narratives among hair stylists.' Learning as Work Research Papers (8).


The small firm in the training market: illustrating the social construction of market behaviour
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Bishop, D (2006) 'The small firm in the training market: illustrating the social construction of market behaviour.' SKOPE Research Papers (67). ISSN 1466-1535


Continuity, change and conflict: the role of learning and knowing in different productive systems
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Fuller, A, Unwin, L, Bishop, D, Felstead, A, Jewson, N, Kakavelakis, K and Lee, T (2006) 'Continuity, change and conflict: the role of learning and knowing in different productive systems.' Learning as Work Research Papers (7).


Connecting culture and learning in organisations: a review of current themes
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Bishop, D, Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Lee, T and Unwin, L (2006) 'Connecting culture and learning in organisations: a review of current themes.' Learning as Work Research Papers (5).


Moving to the music: learning processes, training and productive systems – the case of exercise to music instruction
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Felstead, A, Bishop, D, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Lee, T and Unwin, L (2006) 'Moving to the music: learning processes, training and productive systems – the case of exercise to music instruction.' Learning as Work Research Papers (6).


Degree apprenticeships: higher technical or technical higher (education)?
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Bishop, D and Hordern, J (2017) Degree apprenticeships: higher technical or technical higher (education)? Gatsby Charitable Foundation.


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