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Professor John Fitz

Emeritus Professor

School of Social Sciences


  • School choice;
  • School admissions;
  • School inspection;
  • Education policy analysis;
  • Politics of policy making and policy implementation;
  • Privatisation of public services;
  • Attitudes towards higher education: higher education funding and fee regimes;
  • Devolution and education;
  • Politics of education.


BA/ BSc, EdD, PhD:

  • Social Theory and Policy Analysis;
  • Critical Issues in Schooling;
  • Social Justice and Educational Provision.


Honours and awards

Research grants:

  • Attitudes Towards Higher education: a study of 16 and 17 entrants to HE in Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, with Lesley Pugsley and Chris Taylor  £55,000;
  • 'Higher Education Policy in Wales'   K £10 ESRC (co-director);
  • 'Measuring markets in the Public Sector: the case of the Education Reform Act 1988' (with Stephen Gorard) K £80 ESRC.