Dr James Robson

University of Oxford

James Robson is Co-Director of Oxford University’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), Associate Professor of Tertiary Education Systems, and leads Oxford’s MSc in HE. He was a CGHE co-investigator on Project 3, ‘Research on Research: the research function and mission of higher education’.

His research focuses on the political economy of Tertiary Education systems with a particular focus on the intersection between education and employment, skills supply and demand, research eco-systems, social justice, and sustainability. Recent projects have focused on: skills supply for the green economy; skill needs in big business contexts; global research eco-systems; and widening participation and access. He has received major research funding from the ESRC, the AHRC, the GCRF, the Edge Foundation, the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Office for Students and Research England.