Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Lucy Hunter Blackburn nominated Wonk of the Year 2017 (8 Nov 2017)

Many congratulations to Lucy Hunter Blackburn who has been nominated Wonk of the Year 2017 by WONKHE http://wonkhe.com/the-wonkhe-awards-2017/

As her Power List (#39) entry says, Lucy Hunter Blackburn’s blog, Adventures in Evidence, is essential reading for a critical commentary on the funding of Scottish higher education. Lucy is widely-read and hugely respected as a knowledgeable and reliable wonk of the highest calibre.

Lucy’s PhD on the topic of Student Funding and the Reproduction of Inequality in Scotland and Wales is supervised by Professors Sheila Riddell and Cristina Iannelli. Lucy has also worked  on a  variety of projects with the Centre for Research in Education  Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) since 2014, including an ESRC funded project on higher education and constitutional change and a Sutton Trust project on Widening Access in Scotland. 

Lucy’s latest blog is available at https://adventuresinevidence.com/2017/11/01/a-case-study-in-the-brutalism-of-small-decisions-the-changing-threshold-for-maximum-grant-in-scotland/