Prof Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne
  • Professor - Chair of Adult & Lifelong Education (Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education)

telephone: 0141 330 3414
email: Michael.Osborne@glasgow.ac.uk

R321 Level 3
Social Justice Place Lifelong Ed
St Andrew's Building
Glasgow G3 6NH


Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow and director of the Research and Teaching Group (RTG) in Social Justice, Place and Lifelong Education (SJPLE) within the School of Education. He leads some 30 core and associated academics within SJPLE, including staff from the Academic Development Unit and the Centre for Open Studies with a focus on the effects of education on patterns of social inclusion, the enrichment of social environment, the development of social capital and global justice. This is manifested through a large portfolio of research projects in the adult and lifelong learning area that have been developed with the RTG, and an closely allied portfolio of teaching programmes at under-graduate and post-graduate level in Adult Education, Community Development, Drugs and Alcohol Training and Youth Studies.

He is experienced in adult and continuing education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education research, development and evaluation. He is also Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) within the College of Social Sciences, and Co-director of the PASCAL Observatory on Place Management, Social Capital and Lifelong Learning within the School of Education. He is co-convenor of the People, Places, Engagement and Change research cluster within the Adam Smith Research Foundation of which he is a Board member. CR&DALL is a constituent part of the Glasgow Centre for International Development, providing its Education component, using in particular its links with Africa in this role. Professor Osborne sits on the university's Africa working group.

He is a Visiting Professor at RMIT Melbourne and is an External Member of the Artistotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Research interests

Professor Osborne's  main interests in research and development are: widening participation to higher education, teaching and learning in higher education, the VET/HE interface, community-engaged research, the role of Big Data in Education, and the development of learning cities and regions. He has worked in the field of widening participation for some 30 years, beginning with work developing and evaluating the first Adult Access courses to Higher Education in the former Inner London Education Authority. He has recently published an overview of the last 30 years of access developments in Scotland as a chapter within the book Scottish Education. His most recent work has been directed towards the field of Learning Cities, Lifelong Learning for Work Transition in Mid-life, Big Data, and Teaching and Learning and Innovation in Higher Education.

Research collaborations

He is linked internationally to specialist groups concerned with lifelong learning in Universitas 21, and to organisations such as UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV) and the Asia Europe Meeting Forum for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub within which he convenes a research cluster). Through the umbrella of the 'Big Tent' network he has established collaborative links with a number of significant players in the field of community-engaged research in universities. These organisations are the Global Alliance for Community-based Research (GACER), Asia Pacific Community University Engagement Network (APUCEN), Centro Bolivianos de Estudios Multidisciplinarios (CEBEM), Commonwealth University Extension and Engagement Network, Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Living Knowledge Network, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Service Learning Asia Network (SLAN) and the Talloires Network. Together these organisations have produced five international communiqués on community engagement in HE, which have been disseminated very widely in Higher Education.

The collaboration with GUNI was manifested in April by the UK launch of the 5th edition of Higher Education in the World in Glasgow, hosted by CR&DALL on 22 April 2014.

He has conducted many projects within the European Commission's (EC) LLL programme, including within its Grundtwig and Transveral programmes. In the UK he has worked with government departments and with a number of agencies including the Higher Education Academy and National Association for Adult and Continuing Education. In Scotland he has worked with and for many bodies including Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament. Through the Pascal Observatory and CRADALL he works closely with many individuals, universities and regions around the world.

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Duke, C., Osborne, M., and Wilson, B. (2013) A New Imperative: Regions and Higher Education in Difficult Times. Series: Universities and lifelong learning . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719088308

Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M., and Richardson, J. (2010) Improving What Is Learned At University: An Exploration Of The Social And Organisational Diversity Of University Education. Series: Improving learning TLRP . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415480154

Benneworth, P., and Osborne, M. (2014) Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Europe. In: Escrigas , C., Granados, J., Hall, B.L. and Tandon, R. (eds.) Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change. Series: GUNI Series on the Social Commitment of Universities . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 204-217. ISBN 9780230535565

Brennan, J., and Osborne, M. (2008) Higher education's many diversities: of students, institutions and experiences; and outcomes? Research Papers in Education, 23 (2). pp. 179-190. ISSN 0267-1522 (doi:10.1080/02671520802048711)

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2014

Osborne, Michael (2014) Learning cities 2020. Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 4 (3). ISSN 2064-2199

Krüger, Karsten, Parellada Laur, Martí , Osborne, Michael, Houston, Muir, Molas, Alba , and Jiménez, Laureano (2014) The relevance of university adult education for labour market policies. Revista Internacional de Organizaciones, 12 . pp. 45-69. ISSN 2013-570X

Benneworth, P., and Osborne, M. (2014) Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Europe. In: Escrigas , C., Granados, J., Hall, B.L. and Tandon, R. (eds.) Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change. Series: GUNI Series on the Social Commitment of Universities . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 204-217. ISBN 9780230535565

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2014) Profiling regional engagement in higher education: challenges and opportunities. In: Hinzen, H. and Knoll, J.H. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Governance: From Programming to Action-Selected Experiences from Asia and Europe. DVV International, Vientiane, pp. 107-138.

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2014) Profiling regional engagement in higher education; challenges and opportuntiies. In: Hinzen, H. and Knoll, J.H. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Governance. From Programming to Action:Selected Experiences from Asia and Europe. DVV International, pp. 107-138.

Jordan, L., Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2014) The rise and fall and rise again of learning cities. In: Zarifis, G.K. and Gravani, M. (eds.) Challenging the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’: A Critical Response. Series: Lifelong learning book series (19). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 273-284. ISBN 9789400772984

Kearns, P., and Osborne, M. (2014) PIE futures: towards a vision for learning cities 2020. Decisio . ISSN 1665-7446 (In Press)

Krüger, K., Duch, N., Parellada, M., Osborne, M., Mariani, M., and Jiménez, L. (2014) Social efficiency of tertiary lifelong – first insights from a European research project. In: Looking Back, Moving Forward: 60 Years of UNESCO in Hamburg. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany. (In Press)

Krüger, Karsten et al. (2014) Social Effectiveness of Tertiary Education for Adults in Mid-life. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Osborne, M., Rimmer, R., and Houston, M. (2014) Adult access to higher education: an international overview. In: Looking Back, Moving Forward: 60 Years of UNESCO in Hamburg. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany. (In Press)

2013

Kearns, P., Neylon, T., Lane, Y., and Osborne, M. (2013) The learning festival: pathway to sustainable learning cities? Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education . pp. 90-99. ISSN 0790-8040

Osborne, M., Kearns, P., and Yang, J. (2013) Learning cities: developing inclusive, prosperous and sustainable urban communities. International Review of Education, 59 (4). pp. 409-423. ISSN 0020-8566 (doi:10.1007/s11159-013-9384-y)

Osborne, M. (2013) Access and retention. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education (4th Edition). Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 316-326. ISBN 9780748645824

Duke, C., Osborne, M., and Wilson, B. (2013) A New Imperative: Regions and Higher Education in Difficult Times. Series: Universities and lifelong learning . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719088308

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2013) Profiling regional engagement and lifelong learning in higher education: closing the engagement gap. Bildung und Erziehung, 66 (4). pp. 437-452. ISSN 0006-2456

Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2013) Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life (THEMP) National Report of Case Studies UK: Scotland. THEMP Discussion Paper 7.6. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Houston, Muir, and Osborne, Mike (2013) Teaching and Learning in University Lifelong Learning for People in Mid-Life: THEMP Discussion Paper 6.1. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Krüger, K., Parellada, M., Alvarez, M., Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2013) Core Dimensions of Social Effectiveness in University Adult Education. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Osborne, M. (2013) Challenges for adult access in Europe. In: Klinger, C. and Murray, N. (eds.) Aspirations, Access and Attainment: International Perspectives on Widening Participation. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 82-96. ISBN 9780415828789

2012

Eckert, T., Preisinger-Kleine, R., Fartusnic, C., Houston, M., Juceviciene, P., Dillon, B., Nemeth, B., Kleisz, T., Ceseviciute, I., Thinesse-Demel, J., Osborne, M., and Wallin, E. (2012) Quality in Developing Learning Cities and Regions: A Guide for Practitioners and Stakeholders. Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. ISBN 9783000373336

Houston, M., Lumsden, M.A., and Osborne, M. (2012) The Working in Health Access Programme (WHAP): impact on school leaving exam results and applications to Medicine.

Osborne, M., and Houston, M. (2012) United Kingdom – Universities and lifelong learning in the UK – adults as losers, but who are the winners? In: Slowey, M. and Schuetze, H. (eds.) Global Perspectives on HE and Lifelong Learners. Routledge. ISBN 9780415675079

Osborne, Michael (2012) Mapping the UK Landscape of Tertiary Lifelong Learning. THEMP Discussion Paper 4.8. Working Paper. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Preece, J., Ntseane, P.G., Modise, O.M., and Osborne, M. (2012) Engagement in African Universities: Perspectives, Prospects and Challenges. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862015999

2011

Osborne, M. (2011) Jean Monnet KA1: 'Excellence centres and chairs'. In: Interim Evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013). UNSPECIFIED, pp. 100-111.

Houston, M., McCune, V., and Osborne, M. (2011) Flexible learning and its contribution to widening participation: a synthesis of research. Project Report. Higher Education Academy.

Osborne, M. (2011) Country report on the action plan on adult learning: UK. Other. GHK / Research voor Beleid.

Osborne, M. (2011) Regional Networks in a Transnational Context. [Keynote]. In: International Conference on Professional Network Management, Nov 24 2011 - Nov 25 2011, Potsdam, Germany.

2010

Osborne, M., and Houston, M. (2010) Cultural and Creative Industries in the PURE Project. In: 4th Annual Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture, 14-15th October 2010, Pécs, Hungary.

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) Six ages towards a learning region — a retrospective. European Journal of Education, 45 (3). pp. 368-401. ISSN 0141-8211

Longworth, N. and Osborne, M., (Eds.) (2010) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policies, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862014480

Osborne, M., and Longworth, N. (2010) Introduction. In: Longworth, N. and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policies, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862014480

Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M., and Richardson, J. (2010) Improving What Is Learned At University: An Exploration Of The Social And Organisational Diversity Of University Education. Series: Improving learning TLRP . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415480154

Buiskool, B.J., Broek, S.D., van Lakerveld, J.A., Zarifis, G.K., and Osborne, M. (2010) Key competences for adult learning professionals: contribution to the development of a reference framework of key competences for adult learning professionals. Project Report. Research voor Beleid, Zoetermeer, Netherlands.

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) Introduction: Advances in learning city/region development. In: Longworth, N and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policy, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester, 1 - 28. ISBN 9781862014480

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) PENR3L and EUROlocal - facilitators of European regional economic, social and environmental development. In: Longworth, N. and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policy, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester, 229 - 251. ISBN 978 1 86201 448 0

2009

Brennan, J., Osborne, M., and Shah, T. (2009) What is learned at university? The social and organisational mediation of university learning (The SOMUL project): Key findings. Project Report. The Higher Education Academy, York.

Osborne, M. (2009) Adult learning professionals in Europe. European Journal of Education, 44 (2). pp. 143-144. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01388.x)

Osborne, M., and Sankey, K. (2009) Non-vocational adult education and its professionals in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Education, 44 (2). pp. 271-289. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01382.x)

Brennan, J., Jary, D., Richardson, J., and Osborne, M. (2009) The social and organisational mediation of university learning. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 17-30. ISBN 9780415480154

Brennan, J., Osborne, M., and Jary, D. (2009) The universities: cultures, organisations and reputations. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 33-54. ISBN 9780415480154

Jary, D., and Osborne, M. (2009) Implications for institutions, academic staff and students. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9780415480154

Maclachlan, K., and Osborne, M. (2009) Lifelong learning, development, knowledge and identity. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (5). pp. 575-583. ISSN 0305-7925

Osborne, M. (2009) Universities and their regional engagement. In: FACE Conference 2009, 1-3 July 2009, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Osborne, M., Brennan, J., and Edmunds, R. (2009) Diversities and commonalities in the student experience. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 157-168. ISBN 9780415480154

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2009) La formazione continua universitaria in Europa: sistemi a confronto. In: Piazza, R. (ed.) Lifelong learning ed educazione democratica in Europa. Guerini Scientifica, Milan, pp. 117-146. ISBN 9788881072859

2008

Lumsden, M.A., Millar, K., Osborne, M., and Remedios, R. (2008) Working in Health Access Programme (WHAP): Initial results. Medical Education, 42 (4). pp. 412-419. ISSN 0308-0110 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03007.x )

Brennan, J., and Osborne, M. (2008) Higher education's many diversities: of students, institutions and experiences; and outcomes? Research Papers in Education, 23 (2). pp. 179-190. ISSN 0267-1522 (doi:10.1080/02671520802048711)

McNair, S., Quintero-Re, L., Clarke, A., Eldred, J., Hallam, A., Lavender, P., O'Hagan, J., Pearce, R., Thomson, A., Tuckett, A., Watters, K., Osborne, M., Tibbett, J., and Tett, L. (2008) CONFINTEA VI : United Kingdom National Report: National Report on the Development and State of the Art Adult Learning and Education (ALE). National Institute of Adult Continuing Eduation, Leicester. ISBN 9781862013810

Osborne, M. (2008) Widening participation to Higher Education in the UK. In: Hanft, A and Knust, M (eds.) Weiterbildung im Elfenbeinturm!? Waxmann, Muenster, pp. 39-42.

Trache, M, Schuetze, H, and Osborne, M (2008) University continuing education: third mission or first? Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 14 (1). ISSN 1477-9714

2007

Osborne, M., Houston, M. and Toman, N., (Eds.) (2007) The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning: Understanding Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415424943

Doyle, Lesley, Houston, Muir, and Osborne, Michael (2007) Grading: A Review of National and International Issues. Project Report. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Morgan-Klein, B., and Osborne, M. (2007) The Concepts and Practices of Lifelong Learning. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415428606

Osborne, M., Sankey, K., and Wilson, B. (2007) Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and the Management of Place: An International Perspective. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415427951

Wallace, C., McKie, J., Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2007) Assessment: a review in practice. Discussion Paper. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

2006

Osborne, M., and McLaurin, I. (2006) A probability matching approach to further education/higher education transition in Scotland. Higher Education, 52 (1). pp. 149-183. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1007/s10734-004-7279-3)

Allen, L., Osborne, M., and Storan, J. (2006) Annex C: Literature Review. Sub-theme 1: Local and Regional Partnerships to Extend Participation in Higher Education to Socially Disadvantaged Groups. Project Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Field, J., and Osborne, M. (2006) Researching social capital in Europe: towards a toolkit for measurement. In: Duke, Chris, Doyle, Lesley and Wilson, B (eds.) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE, Leicester, pp. 54-66. ISBN 9781862012462

Osborne, M., and Young, D. (2006) Flexibility and Widening Participation. Discussion Paper. Higher Education Academy.

Sankey, K., and Osborne, M. (2006) Lifeling learning reaching regions where other learning doesn't reach. In: Edwards, R., Gallacher, J. and Whittaker, S. (eds.) Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. Routledge, London, pp. 202-223. ISBN 9780415365857

2005

Duke, C., Osborne, M., and Wilson, B. (2005) Rebalancing the Social and Economic: Learning Partnership and Place. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester. ISBN 9781862012707

McGavock, K., and Osborne, M. (2005) Making a difference? A review of widening access initiatives to medicine in the UK. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 3-20. ISSN 1740-1348

Osborne, M. (2005) Constructive alignment of learning outcomes to assessment methods: an overview. In: Enhancing Practice: ­Reflections on Assessment Vol. 1. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Mansfield, UK, pp. 114-147. ISBN 1844822656

Osborne, M. (2005) Introduction. In: Gallacher, J. and Osborne, M. (eds.) A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in Mass Higher Education. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781862012332

Osborne, M., and Brennan, J. (2005) The social and organisational mediation of university teaching: a focus on organisational mediation. In: 3rd International CRLL Conference, 24-26 June 2005, Stirling, UK.

Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2005) The role of short-cycle higher education in the changing landscape of higher education: issues for consideration. In: Gallacher, J. and Osborne, M. (eds.) A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in Mass Higher Education. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 195-211. ISBN 9781862012332

Thomas, L., May, H., Harrop, H., Houston, M., Knox, H., Lee, M.F., Osborne, M., Pudner, H., and Trotman, C. (2005) From the Margins to the Mainstream: Embedding Widening Participation in Higher Education. Project Report. Universities UK/Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP).

2004

Pouget, M., and Osborne, M. (2004) Accreditation or validation of prior experiential learning: knowledge and savoirs in France—a different perspective? Studies in Continuing Education, 26 (1). pp. 45-66. ISSN 0158-037X (doi:10.1080/158037042000199452)

Crossan, B., and Osborne, M. (2004) Questions of access and participation: some contributions from qualitative research. In: Osborne, M., Gallagher, J. and Crossan, B. (eds.) Researching Widening Access to Higher and Further Education: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London, pp. 141-149. ISBN 9780415322362

Murphy, M., Morgan-Klein, B., Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2004) Widening Participation in Higher Education: Report to the Scottish Executive. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M. (2004) Adults in British Higher Education. In: Mark, R., Pouget, M. and Thomas, E. (eds.) Adults in Higher Education : Learning From Experience in the New Europe. Peter Lang, Oxford. ISBN 9783039101825

Osborne, M. (2004) Work process knowledge and lifelong learning policies. In: Fischer, M., Boreham, N. and Nyhan, B. (eds.) European Perspectives on Learning at Work : The Acquisition of Work Process Knowledge. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, pp. 366-386. ISBN 9789289602730

Osborne, M., and Bell, D. (2004) Research on Approaches to Public Funding and Development of Tertiary Education within Selected OECD Nations. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., and Bell, D. (2004) A Review of the Financing of Post-Compulsory Education in Selected OECD Countries. Project Report. Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, UK.

Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2004) An international perspective on researching widening access. In: Osborne, M., Gallacher, J. and Crossan, B. (eds.) Researching Widening Access to Higher and Further Education: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London, pp. 3-16. ISBN 9780415322362

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Crossan, B. (2004) Researching Widening Access to Lifelong Learning: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London. ISBN 9780415322362

Osborne, M., Marks, A., and Turner, E. (2004) Becoming a mature student: how adult applicants weigh the advantages and disadvantages of higher education. Higher Education, 48 (3). pp. 291-315. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1023/B:HIGH.0000035541.40952.ab)

Osborne, M., and Oberski, I. (2004) University continuing education: the role of communications and information technology. Journal of European Industrial Training, 28 (5). pp. 414-428. ISSN 0309-0590 (doi:10.1108/03090590410533099)

Osborne, M., Sandberg, H., and Tuomi, O. (2004) A comparison of developments in university continuing education in Finland, the UK and Sweden. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 23 (2). pp. 137-158. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/0260137042000184183)

2003

Osborne, M., Stephen, C., and Lumsden, M. (2003) Widening access to medical school - a prescription for changing the socio-economic base of applicants and entrants. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 5 (1). pp. 10-17. ISSN 1466-6529

Osborne, M. (2003) Editorial. European Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/1467-3435.t01-1-00124)

Osborne, M. (2003) Increasing or widening participation in higher education? - a European overview. European Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/1467-3435.00125)

Osborne, M., and Edwards, R. (2003) Inquiring into lifelong learning. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 8 (2). pp. 165-178. ISSN 1477-9714

Marks, A., Turner, E., and Osborne, M. (2003) 'Not for the likes of me': the overlapping effect of social class and gender factors in the decision made by adults not to participate in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 27 (4). pp. 347-364. ISSN 0309-877X (doi:10.1080/0309877032000128064)

Osborne, M. (2003) Policy and practice in widening participation: a six country comparative study of access as flexibility. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 22 (1). pp. 43-58. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/02601370304826)

Osborne, M. (2003) University continuing education - international understandings. In: Osborne, M. and Edward, T. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 15-30. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M. (2003) University continuing education in the United Kingdom. In: Osborne, M. and Edward, T. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 463-485. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M. (2003) The university and the lifelong learning region. In: 26th EUCEN Symposium, 6-9 Nov 2003, Aveiro, Portugal.

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2003) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2003) An overview of university continuing education in Europe. In: Osborne, M. and Thomas, E. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 486-528. ISBN 9781862011571

2002

Brink, B., Munro, J., and Osborne, M. (2002) Online learning technology in an SME work-based setting. Journal of Educational Technology and Society , 5 (2). pp. 81-86. ISSN 1176-3647

Davies, P., Osborne, M., and Williams, J. (2002) For Me or Not for Me? - That is the Question: A Study of Mature Students' Decision Making. Project Report. Department for Education and Employment.

Osborne, M. (2002) Never mind the width, feel the quality. In: Roebuck, D. (ed.) Envisioning Practice - Implementing Change. Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Qld., Australia. ISBN 9781875378449

Osborne, M. (2002) Research and lifelong learning. In: 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference, 16-19 June 2002, Queensland, Australia.

Osborne, M. (2002) What works? In: Teacher, Facilitator, Mentor or Manager? New Roles and Competencies for Academics in a Lifelong Learning University. Proceedings of the 23rd EUCEN Conference, Pecs. Hungary, 15-18 May 2002. EUCEN Institute of Adult Education, University of Pécs,, pp. 53-64. ISBN 9789636418854

Osborne, M., Brink, B., Cloonan, M., Davies, P., Marks, A., Turner, E., and Williams, J. (2002) Mature Student Recruitment to HE (Scotland). Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., Cloonan, Martin, and Oberski, I. (2002) European partnerships: exhilaration or exasperation? In: Field, J. (ed.) Promoting European Dimensions in Lifelong Learning. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 54-65. ISBN 9781862010482

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Murphy, M. (2002) A research review of FE/HE links - a report to the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning/Scottish Executive.

Osborne, M., and Marks, A. (2002) Mature student recruitment to HE. Broadcast, 55 . pp. 50-53.

Osborne, M., and Turner, E. (2002) Private training providers in Scotland. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 54 (2). pp. 267-294. ISSN 1363-6820 (doi:10.1080/13636820200200198)

2001

Davies, P., Osborne, M., and Williams, J. (2001) Mature Student Recruitment to HE. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., Brink, B., Cloonan, M., Davies, P., Marks, A., Turner, E., and Williams, J. (2001) For Me or Not for Me in Scotland? A Report of Mature Student Participation in Higher Education. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., and Davies, P. (2001) Mature student recruitment to higher education - a comparison of Scotland in relation to the UK as a whole. In: Researching Widening Access. International Perspectives Conference Proceedings, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, 29 June-1 July 2001. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, pp. 331-339. ISBN 9781903661147

2000

Oberski, I., Palomar, A., Noya, C., Ruggiero, E., Herrera, F., Korhonen, K., Osborne, M., and Davies, P. (2000) Evaluating online work-based education for managers in SMEs: some initial observations. Industry and Higher Education, 14 (3). pp. 200-203. ISSN 09504222 (doi:10.5367/000000000101295057)

Osborne, M., Cloonan, M., Morgan-Klein, B., and Loots, C. (2000) Mix and match? Further and higher education links in post-devolution Scotland. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 19 (3). pp. 236-252. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/026013700293287 )

1999

Cloonan, M., Hearinger, A., Matarazzo, B., Murphy, M., and Osborne, M. (1999) The use of cost-benefit analysis in funding continuing education: steering the fifth wheel? International Journal of Lifelong Education, 18 (6). pp. 492-504. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/026013799293540)

Oberski, I., Osborne, M., Noya, C., Korhonen, K., and Herrera, F. (1999) European learning in smaller companies (ELISC) (online training in SMEs). Continuing Professional Development, 2 (4). pp. 122-125. ISSN 1460-7468

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Cloonan, M. (1999) Researching Lifelong Learning: An Introductory Briefing. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

1998

Loots, C., Osborne, M., and Seagreaves, L. (1998) Learning at work: work-based access to higher education. Journal of Continuing Higher Education , 46 (1). pp. 16-30. ISSN 0737-7363

1997

Dockrell, R., Hettich, P., and Osborne, M. (1997) A study of contrasting models of transferable skills in Higher Education: the UK and the US. Continuing Higher Education Review, 61 . pp. 12-27. ISSN 0893-0384

Osborne, M. (1997) Participants in a Work-based Learning Programme: Small and Medium Enterprises and their Employees. In: Good Thinking: Good Practice – Research Perspectives on Learning and Work, 5th Annual International Conference on Post- compulsory Education and Training, 26-28 November 1997, Griffith University. Brisbane, Queensland.

Osborne, M., Leopold, J., and Ferrie, A. (1997) Does access work? The relative performance of access students at a Scottish university. Higher Education, 33 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1023/A:1002927816754)

1996

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., and Kemp, I. (1996) Are academic outcomes of higher education provision relevant to and deliverable in the workplace setting? Higher Education, 32 (2). pp. 157-176. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1007/BF00138394)

Gallacher, J., Osborne, M., and Postle, G. (1996) Increasing and widening access to higher education: a comparative study of policy and provision in Scotland and Australia. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 15 (6). pp. 418-437. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/0260137960150603)

Leopold, J.W., and Osborne, M. (1996) The performance of former in-house access students at a Scottish university. Journal of Access Studies, 11 (1). pp. 120-131. ISSN 0269 2562

Osborne, M., Neal, P., and Seagraves, L. (1996) Universities and their working communities: some Scottish perspectives. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 3 (1). pp. 63-84. ISSN 1361-7788

Osborne, M.J., Dockrell, R., and Reeve, F. (1996) Portfolio based access to degree studies. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 20 (2). pp. 81-96. ISSN 0309-877X

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A. (1996) Learning in Smaller Companies: Final Report. Project Report. Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK.

1995

Osborne, M.J., Seagraves, L., Dockrell, R., and Neal, P. (1995) LISC Interim Report. Project Report. University of Stirling / Employment Department, Stirling, UK.

Seagraves, L., and Osborne, M. (1995) Learner motivation in part-time higher education including work-based learning. In: Towards a Learning Workforce Conference, 12-13 September 1995, Lancaster, UK.

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A. (1995) Learning in Smaller Companies: Interim Report. Project Report. Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK.

Skinner, A., and Osborne, M. (1995) UACE(S) response to SHEFC Circular 53/94, Continuing Education. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2 (1). pp. 93-100. ISSN 1361-7788

1994

Osborne, M., and Sankey, K. (1994) A climate change for environmental education and training in the professions. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 1 (1). pp. 5-20. ISSN 1361-7788

1993

Cope, P., and Osborne, M. (1993) Access: instrumentalism in action? A case study of access to secondary teacher training. Journal of Access Studies, 8 (2). pp. 246-254. ISSN 0269-2562

Osborne, M.J., Yule, W., Dockrell, R., and Carmichael, J. (1993) Accreditation of In–house Courses and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – Some Case Studies. Stirling University / Glasgow Caledonian University, Stirling / Glasgow.

1992

Johnstone, R., Cope, P., and Osborne, M. (1992) Recruiting mature adults into concurrent initial teacher-training: the Stirling Access to Teaching scheme. Scottish Journal of Adult Education, 1 (1). pp. 44-51. ISSN 0305-795X

1991

Osborne, M.J. and Sankey, K., (Eds.) (1991) Towards Environmental Competence in Scotland. World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) / Scottish Enterprise / Scottish Environmental Education Council / University of Stirling, Godalming, UK. ISBN 0905574117

Gallacher, J., and Osborne, M. (1991) Different national models of access provision – a comparison between Scotland and England. Journal of Access Studies, 6 (2). pp. 147-164. ISSN 0269-2562

Osborne, M.J., and Sankey, K. (1991) Towards environmental competence: phase 3, professional bodies. In: Osborne, M.J. and Sankey, K. (eds.) Towards Environmental Competence in Scotland. World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) / Scottish Enterprise / Scottish Environmental Education Council / University of Stirling, Godalming, UK. ISBN 0905574117

1989

Osborne, M., and Woodrow, M. (1989) Access to Mathematics, Science and Technology. Further Education Unit, London, UK. ISBN 9781853381188

1988

Osborne, M. (1988) Access courses in mathematics, science and technology: current and planned provision. Journal of Access Studies, 3 (1). pp. 64-74. ISSN 0269-2562

Osborne, M. (1988) Access courses in mathematics, science and technology: selected case studies. Journal of Access Studies, 3 (2). pp. 48-63. ISSN 0269-2562

Woodrow, M., and Osborne, M. (1988) The Access Course in Food Studies. Series: Access to higher education, case study, 6 . The Royal Society, London.

1984

Banthorpe, D.V., and Osborne, M.J. (1984) Terpene epoxidases and epoxide hydratases from cultures of Jasminum officinale. Phytochemistry, 23 (4). pp. 905-907. ISSN 0031-9422 (doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)85057-8)

1983

Osborne, M. (1983) The apartheid war: drug, torture, biological tests. Africa Now . pp. 41-43. ISSN 0044-6513

Banthorpe, D.V., Barrow, S.E., and Osborne, M.J. (1983) Seasonally-dependent oxidative metabolism of terpenes in Tanacetum vulgare. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie, 111 (2). pp. 175-177. ISSN 0044-328X

Osborne, M. (1983) Kuba: Chemischer Kreig gegen eine Revolution. In: Dhunjibhoy, R. and Hübener, K.-L. (eds.) Unterwanderung: Die Destabilisierungsstrategie der USA von Nicaragua bis Angola. Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal, Germany. ISBN 9783872942234

1976

Cook, J.A., Osborne, M.J., and Rice, D.A. (1976) Complexes of the phenylmethane nitronato and propane-2-nitronato anions with divalent metal ions. Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, 38 (4). pp. 711-713. ISSN 0022-1902 (doi:10.1016/0022-1902(76)80342-9)

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Article

Osborne, Michael (2014) Learning cities 2020. Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 4 (3). ISSN 2064-2199

Krüger, Karsten, Parellada Laur, Martí , Osborne, Michael, Houston, Muir, Molas, Alba , and Jiménez, Laureano (2014) The relevance of university adult education for labour market policies. Revista Internacional de Organizaciones, 12 . pp. 45-69. ISSN 2013-570X

Kearns, P., and Osborne, M. (2014) PIE futures: towards a vision for learning cities 2020. Decisio . ISSN 1665-7446 (In Press)

Kearns, P., Neylon, T., Lane, Y., and Osborne, M. (2013) The learning festival: pathway to sustainable learning cities? Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education . pp. 90-99. ISSN 0790-8040

Osborne, M., Kearns, P., and Yang, J. (2013) Learning cities: developing inclusive, prosperous and sustainable urban communities. International Review of Education, 59 (4). pp. 409-423. ISSN 0020-8566 (doi:10.1007/s11159-013-9384-y)

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2013) Profiling regional engagement and lifelong learning in higher education: closing the engagement gap. Bildung und Erziehung, 66 (4). pp. 437-452. ISSN 0006-2456

Houston, M., Lumsden, M.A., and Osborne, M. (2012) The Working in Health Access Programme (WHAP): impact on school leaving exam results and applications to Medicine.

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) Six ages towards a learning region — a retrospective. European Journal of Education, 45 (3). pp. 368-401. ISSN 0141-8211

Osborne, M. (2009) Adult learning professionals in Europe. European Journal of Education, 44 (2). pp. 143-144. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01388.x)

Osborne, M., and Sankey, K. (2009) Non-vocational adult education and its professionals in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Education, 44 (2). pp. 271-289. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01382.x)

Maclachlan, K., and Osborne, M. (2009) Lifelong learning, development, knowledge and identity. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (5). pp. 575-583. ISSN 0305-7925

Lumsden, M.A., Millar, K., Osborne, M., and Remedios, R. (2008) Working in Health Access Programme (WHAP): Initial results. Medical Education, 42 (4). pp. 412-419. ISSN 0308-0110 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03007.x )

Brennan, J., and Osborne, M. (2008) Higher education's many diversities: of students, institutions and experiences; and outcomes? Research Papers in Education, 23 (2). pp. 179-190. ISSN 0267-1522 (doi:10.1080/02671520802048711)

Trache, M, Schuetze, H, and Osborne, M (2008) University continuing education: third mission or first? Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 14 (1). ISSN 1477-9714

Osborne, M., and McLaurin, I. (2006) A probability matching approach to further education/higher education transition in Scotland. Higher Education, 52 (1). pp. 149-183. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1007/s10734-004-7279-3)

McGavock, K., and Osborne, M. (2005) Making a difference? A review of widening access initiatives to medicine in the UK. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 3-20. ISSN 1740-1348

Pouget, M., and Osborne, M. (2004) Accreditation or validation of prior experiential learning: knowledge and savoirs in France—a different perspective? Studies in Continuing Education, 26 (1). pp. 45-66. ISSN 0158-037X (doi:10.1080/158037042000199452)

Osborne, M., Marks, A., and Turner, E. (2004) Becoming a mature student: how adult applicants weigh the advantages and disadvantages of higher education. Higher Education, 48 (3). pp. 291-315. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1023/B:HIGH.0000035541.40952.ab)

Osborne, M., and Oberski, I. (2004) University continuing education: the role of communications and information technology. Journal of European Industrial Training, 28 (5). pp. 414-428. ISSN 0309-0590 (doi:10.1108/03090590410533099)

Osborne, M., Sandberg, H., and Tuomi, O. (2004) A comparison of developments in university continuing education in Finland, the UK and Sweden. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 23 (2). pp. 137-158. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/0260137042000184183)

Osborne, M., Stephen, C., and Lumsden, M. (2003) Widening access to medical school - a prescription for changing the socio-economic base of applicants and entrants. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 5 (1). pp. 10-17. ISSN 1466-6529

Osborne, M. (2003) Editorial. European Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/1467-3435.t01-1-00124)

Osborne, M. (2003) Increasing or widening participation in higher education? - a European overview. European Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0141-8211 (doi:10.1111/1467-3435.00125)

Osborne, M., and Edwards, R. (2003) Inquiring into lifelong learning. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 8 (2). pp. 165-178. ISSN 1477-9714

Marks, A., Turner, E., and Osborne, M. (2003) 'Not for the likes of me': the overlapping effect of social class and gender factors in the decision made by adults not to participate in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 27 (4). pp. 347-364. ISSN 0309-877X (doi:10.1080/0309877032000128064)

Osborne, M. (2003) Policy and practice in widening participation: a six country comparative study of access as flexibility. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 22 (1). pp. 43-58. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/02601370304826)

Brink, B., Munro, J., and Osborne, M. (2002) Online learning technology in an SME work-based setting. Journal of Educational Technology and Society , 5 (2). pp. 81-86. ISSN 1176-3647

Osborne, M., and Marks, A. (2002) Mature student recruitment to HE. Broadcast, 55 . pp. 50-53.

Osborne, M., and Turner, E. (2002) Private training providers in Scotland. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 54 (2). pp. 267-294. ISSN 1363-6820 (doi:10.1080/13636820200200198)

Oberski, I., Palomar, A., Noya, C., Ruggiero, E., Herrera, F., Korhonen, K., Osborne, M., and Davies, P. (2000) Evaluating online work-based education for managers in SMEs: some initial observations. Industry and Higher Education, 14 (3). pp. 200-203. ISSN 09504222 (doi:10.5367/000000000101295057)

Osborne, M., Cloonan, M., Morgan-Klein, B., and Loots, C. (2000) Mix and match? Further and higher education links in post-devolution Scotland. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 19 (3). pp. 236-252. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/026013700293287 )

Cloonan, M., Hearinger, A., Matarazzo, B., Murphy, M., and Osborne, M. (1999) The use of cost-benefit analysis in funding continuing education: steering the fifth wheel? International Journal of Lifelong Education, 18 (6). pp. 492-504. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/026013799293540)

Oberski, I., Osborne, M., Noya, C., Korhonen, K., and Herrera, F. (1999) European learning in smaller companies (ELISC) (online training in SMEs). Continuing Professional Development, 2 (4). pp. 122-125. ISSN 1460-7468

Loots, C., Osborne, M., and Seagreaves, L. (1998) Learning at work: work-based access to higher education. Journal of Continuing Higher Education , 46 (1). pp. 16-30. ISSN 0737-7363

Dockrell, R., Hettich, P., and Osborne, M. (1997) A study of contrasting models of transferable skills in Higher Education: the UK and the US. Continuing Higher Education Review, 61 . pp. 12-27. ISSN 0893-0384

Osborne, M., Leopold, J., and Ferrie, A. (1997) Does access work? The relative performance of access students at a Scottish university. Higher Education, 33 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1023/A:1002927816754)

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., and Kemp, I. (1996) Are academic outcomes of higher education provision relevant to and deliverable in the workplace setting? Higher Education, 32 (2). pp. 157-176. ISSN 0018-1560 (doi:10.1007/BF00138394)

Gallacher, J., Osborne, M., and Postle, G. (1996) Increasing and widening access to higher education: a comparative study of policy and provision in Scotland and Australia. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 15 (6). pp. 418-437. ISSN 0260-1370 (doi:10.1080/0260137960150603)

Leopold, J.W., and Osborne, M. (1996) The performance of former in-house access students at a Scottish university. Journal of Access Studies, 11 (1). pp. 120-131. ISSN 0269 2562

Osborne, M., Neal, P., and Seagraves, L. (1996) Universities and their working communities: some Scottish perspectives. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 3 (1). pp. 63-84. ISSN 1361-7788

Osborne, M.J., Dockrell, R., and Reeve, F. (1996) Portfolio based access to degree studies. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 20 (2). pp. 81-96. ISSN 0309-877X

Skinner, A., and Osborne, M. (1995) UACE(S) response to SHEFC Circular 53/94, Continuing Education. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2 (1). pp. 93-100. ISSN 1361-7788

Osborne, M., and Sankey, K. (1994) A climate change for environmental education and training in the professions. Scottish Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 1 (1). pp. 5-20. ISSN 1361-7788

Cope, P., and Osborne, M. (1993) Access: instrumentalism in action? A case study of access to secondary teacher training. Journal of Access Studies, 8 (2). pp. 246-254. ISSN 0269-2562

Johnstone, R., Cope, P., and Osborne, M. (1992) Recruiting mature adults into concurrent initial teacher-training: the Stirling Access to Teaching scheme. Scottish Journal of Adult Education, 1 (1). pp. 44-51. ISSN 0305-795X

Gallacher, J., and Osborne, M. (1991) Different national models of access provision – a comparison between Scotland and England. Journal of Access Studies, 6 (2). pp. 147-164. ISSN 0269-2562

Osborne, M. (1988) Access courses in mathematics, science and technology: current and planned provision. Journal of Access Studies, 3 (1). pp. 64-74. ISSN 0269-2562

Osborne, M. (1988) Access courses in mathematics, science and technology: selected case studies. Journal of Access Studies, 3 (2). pp. 48-63. ISSN 0269-2562

Banthorpe, D.V., and Osborne, M.J. (1984) Terpene epoxidases and epoxide hydratases from cultures of Jasminum officinale. Phytochemistry, 23 (4). pp. 905-907. ISSN 0031-9422 (doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)85057-8)

Osborne, M. (1983) The apartheid war: drug, torture, biological tests. Africa Now . pp. 41-43. ISSN 0044-6513

Banthorpe, D.V., Barrow, S.E., and Osborne, M.J. (1983) Seasonally-dependent oxidative metabolism of terpenes in Tanacetum vulgare. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie, 111 (2). pp. 175-177. ISSN 0044-328X

Cook, J.A., Osborne, M.J., and Rice, D.A. (1976) Complexes of the phenylmethane nitronato and propane-2-nitronato anions with divalent metal ions. Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, 38 (4). pp. 711-713. ISSN 0022-1902 (doi:10.1016/0022-1902(76)80342-9)

Book

Duke, C., Osborne, M., and Wilson, B. (2013) A New Imperative: Regions and Higher Education in Difficult Times. Series: Universities and lifelong learning . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719088308

Krüger, K., Parellada, M., Alvarez, M., Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2013) Core Dimensions of Social Effectiveness in University Adult Education. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Eckert, T., Preisinger-Kleine, R., Fartusnic, C., Houston, M., Juceviciene, P., Dillon, B., Nemeth, B., Kleisz, T., Ceseviciute, I., Thinesse-Demel, J., Osborne, M., and Wallin, E. (2012) Quality in Developing Learning Cities and Regions: A Guide for Practitioners and Stakeholders. Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. ISBN 9783000373336

Preece, J., Ntseane, P.G., Modise, O.M., and Osborne, M. (2012) Engagement in African Universities: Perspectives, Prospects and Challenges. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862015999

Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M., and Richardson, J. (2010) Improving What Is Learned At University: An Exploration Of The Social And Organisational Diversity Of University Education. Series: Improving learning TLRP . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415480154

McNair, S., Quintero-Re, L., Clarke, A., Eldred, J., Hallam, A., Lavender, P., O'Hagan, J., Pearce, R., Thomson, A., Tuckett, A., Watters, K., Osborne, M., Tibbett, J., and Tett, L. (2008) CONFINTEA VI : United Kingdom National Report: National Report on the Development and State of the Art Adult Learning and Education (ALE). National Institute of Adult Continuing Eduation, Leicester. ISBN 9781862013810

Morgan-Klein, B., and Osborne, M. (2007) The Concepts and Practices of Lifelong Learning. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415428606

Osborne, M., Sankey, K., and Wilson, B. (2007) Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and the Management of Place: An International Perspective. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415427951

Duke, C., Osborne, M., and Wilson, B. (2005) Rebalancing the Social and Economic: Learning Partnership and Place. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester. ISBN 9781862012707

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Crossan, B. (2004) Researching Widening Access to Lifelong Learning: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London. ISBN 9780415322362

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2003) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M.J., Yule, W., Dockrell, R., and Carmichael, J. (1993) Accreditation of In–house Courses and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – Some Case Studies. Stirling University / Glasgow Caledonian University, Stirling / Glasgow.

Osborne, M., and Woodrow, M. (1989) Access to Mathematics, Science and Technology. Further Education Unit, London, UK. ISBN 9781853381188

Woodrow, M., and Osborne, M. (1988) The Access Course in Food Studies. Series: Access to higher education, case study, 6 . The Royal Society, London.

Book Section

Benneworth, P., and Osborne, M. (2014) Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Europe. In: Escrigas , C., Granados, J., Hall, B.L. and Tandon, R. (eds.) Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change. Series: GUNI Series on the Social Commitment of Universities . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 204-217. ISBN 9780230535565

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2014) Profiling regional engagement in higher education: challenges and opportunities. In: Hinzen, H. and Knoll, J.H. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Governance: From Programming to Action-Selected Experiences from Asia and Europe. DVV International, Vientiane, pp. 107-138.

Hamilton, R., Osborne, M., and Tibbitt, J. (2014) Profiling regional engagement in higher education; challenges and opportuntiies. In: Hinzen, H. and Knoll, J.H. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Governance. From Programming to Action:Selected Experiences from Asia and Europe. DVV International, pp. 107-138.

Jordan, L., Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2014) The rise and fall and rise again of learning cities. In: Zarifis, G.K. and Gravani, M. (eds.) Challenging the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’: A Critical Response. Series: Lifelong learning book series (19). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 273-284. ISBN 9789400772984

Krüger, K., Duch, N., Parellada, M., Osborne, M., Mariani, M., and Jiménez, L. (2014) Social efficiency of tertiary lifelong – first insights from a European research project. In: Looking Back, Moving Forward: 60 Years of UNESCO in Hamburg. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany. (In Press)

Osborne, M., Rimmer, R., and Houston, M. (2014) Adult access to higher education: an international overview. In: Looking Back, Moving Forward: 60 Years of UNESCO in Hamburg. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany. (In Press)

Osborne, M. (2013) Access and retention. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education (4th Edition). Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 316-326. ISBN 9780748645824

Osborne, M. (2013) Challenges for adult access in Europe. In: Klinger, C. and Murray, N. (eds.) Aspirations, Access and Attainment: International Perspectives on Widening Participation. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 82-96. ISBN 9780415828789

Osborne, M., and Houston, M. (2012) United Kingdom – Universities and lifelong learning in the UK – adults as losers, but who are the winners? In: Slowey, M. and Schuetze, H. (eds.) Global Perspectives on HE and Lifelong Learners. Routledge. ISBN 9780415675079

Osborne, M. (2011) Jean Monnet KA1: 'Excellence centres and chairs'. In: Interim Evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013). UNSPECIFIED, pp. 100-111.

Osborne, M., and Longworth, N. (2010) Introduction. In: Longworth, N. and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policies, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862014480

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) Introduction: Advances in learning city/region development. In: Longworth, N and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policy, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester, 1 - 28. ISBN 9781862014480

Longworth, N., and Osborne, M. (2010) PENR3L and EUROlocal - facilitators of European regional economic, social and environmental development. In: Longworth, N. and Osborne, M. (eds.) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policy, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester, 229 - 251. ISBN 978 1 86201 448 0

Brennan, J., Jary, D., Richardson, J., and Osborne, M. (2009) The social and organisational mediation of university learning. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 17-30. ISBN 9780415480154

Brennan, J., Osborne, M., and Jary, D. (2009) The universities: cultures, organisations and reputations. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 33-54. ISBN 9780415480154

Jary, D., and Osborne, M. (2009) Implications for institutions, academic staff and students. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9780415480154

Osborne, M., Brennan, J., and Edmunds, R. (2009) Diversities and commonalities in the student experience. In: Brennan, J., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M. and Richardson, J. (eds.) Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London, pp. 157-168. ISBN 9780415480154

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2009) La formazione continua universitaria in Europa: sistemi a confronto. In: Piazza, R. (ed.) Lifelong learning ed educazione democratica in Europa. Guerini Scientifica, Milan, pp. 117-146. ISBN 9788881072859

Osborne, M. (2008) Widening participation to Higher Education in the UK. In: Hanft, A and Knust, M (eds.) Weiterbildung im Elfenbeinturm!? Waxmann, Muenster, pp. 39-42.

Field, J., and Osborne, M. (2006) Researching social capital in Europe: towards a toolkit for measurement. In: Duke, Chris, Doyle, Lesley and Wilson, B (eds.) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE, Leicester, pp. 54-66. ISBN 9781862012462

Sankey, K., and Osborne, M. (2006) Lifeling learning reaching regions where other learning doesn't reach. In: Edwards, R., Gallacher, J. and Whittaker, S. (eds.) Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. Routledge, London, pp. 202-223. ISBN 9780415365857

Osborne, M. (2005) Constructive alignment of learning outcomes to assessment methods: an overview. In: Enhancing Practice: ­Reflections on Assessment Vol. 1. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Mansfield, UK, pp. 114-147. ISBN 1844822656

Osborne, M. (2005) Introduction. In: Gallacher, J. and Osborne, M. (eds.) A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in Mass Higher Education. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781862012332

Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2005) The role of short-cycle higher education in the changing landscape of higher education: issues for consideration. In: Gallacher, J. and Osborne, M. (eds.) A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in Mass Higher Education. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 195-211. ISBN 9781862012332

Crossan, B., and Osborne, M. (2004) Questions of access and participation: some contributions from qualitative research. In: Osborne, M., Gallagher, J. and Crossan, B. (eds.) Researching Widening Access to Higher and Further Education: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London, pp. 141-149. ISBN 9780415322362

Osborne, M. (2004) Adults in British Higher Education. In: Mark, R., Pouget, M. and Thomas, E. (eds.) Adults in Higher Education : Learning From Experience in the New Europe. Peter Lang, Oxford. ISBN 9783039101825

Osborne, M. (2004) Work process knowledge and lifelong learning policies. In: Fischer, M., Boreham, N. and Nyhan, B. (eds.) European Perspectives on Learning at Work : The Acquisition of Work Process Knowledge. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, pp. 366-386. ISBN 9789289602730

Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2004) An international perspective on researching widening access. In: Osborne, M., Gallacher, J. and Crossan, B. (eds.) Researching Widening Access to Higher and Further Education: Issues and Approaches in International Research. RoutledgeFalmer, London, pp. 3-16. ISBN 9780415322362

Osborne, M. (2003) University continuing education - international understandings. In: Osborne, M. and Edward, T. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 15-30. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M. (2003) University continuing education in the United Kingdom. In: Osborne, M. and Edward, T. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 463-485. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M., and Thomas, E. (2003) An overview of university continuing education in Europe. In: Osborne, M. and Thomas, E. (eds.) Lifelong Learning in a Changing Continent: Continuing Education in the Universities of Europe. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 486-528. ISBN 9781862011571

Osborne, M. (2002) Never mind the width, feel the quality. In: Roebuck, D. (ed.) Envisioning Practice - Implementing Change. Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Qld., Australia. ISBN 9781875378449

Osborne, M. (2002) What works? In: Teacher, Facilitator, Mentor or Manager? New Roles and Competencies for Academics in a Lifelong Learning University. Proceedings of the 23rd EUCEN Conference, Pecs. Hungary, 15-18 May 2002. EUCEN Institute of Adult Education, University of Pécs,, pp. 53-64. ISBN 9789636418854

Osborne, M., Cloonan, Martin, and Oberski, I. (2002) European partnerships: exhilaration or exasperation? In: Field, J. (ed.) Promoting European Dimensions in Lifelong Learning. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester, pp. 54-65. ISBN 9781862010482

Osborne, M., and Davies, P. (2001) Mature student recruitment to higher education - a comparison of Scotland in relation to the UK as a whole. In: Researching Widening Access. International Perspectives Conference Proceedings, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, 29 June-1 July 2001. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, pp. 331-339. ISBN 9781903661147

Osborne, M.J., and Sankey, K. (1991) Towards environmental competence: phase 3, professional bodies. In: Osborne, M.J. and Sankey, K. (eds.) Towards Environmental Competence in Scotland. World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) / Scottish Enterprise / Scottish Environmental Education Council / University of Stirling, Godalming, UK. ISBN 0905574117

Osborne, M. (1983) Kuba: Chemischer Kreig gegen eine Revolution. In: Dhunjibhoy, R. and Hübener, K.-L. (eds.) Unterwanderung: Die Destabilisierungsstrategie der USA von Nicaragua bis Angola. Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal, Germany. ISBN 9783872942234

Edited Book

Longworth, N. and Osborne, M., (Eds.) (2010) Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions: Policies, Practice and Participation. NIACE, Leicester. ISBN 9781862014480

Osborne, M., Houston, M. and Toman, N., (Eds.) (2007) The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning: Understanding Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415424943

Osborne, M.J. and Sankey, K., (Eds.) (1991) Towards Environmental Competence in Scotland. World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) / Scottish Enterprise / Scottish Environmental Education Council / University of Stirling, Godalming, UK. ISBN 0905574117

Research Report or Paper

Krüger, Karsten et al. (2014) Social Effectiveness of Tertiary Education for Adults in Mid-life. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2013) Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life (THEMP) National Report of Case Studies UK: Scotland. THEMP Discussion Paper 7.6. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Houston, Muir, and Osborne, Mike (2013) Teaching and Learning in University Lifelong Learning for People in Mid-Life: THEMP Discussion Paper 6.1. Project Report. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Osborne, Michael (2012) Mapping the UK Landscape of Tertiary Lifelong Learning. THEMP Discussion Paper 4.8. Working Paper. Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, Barcelona.

Houston, M., McCune, V., and Osborne, M. (2011) Flexible learning and its contribution to widening participation: a synthesis of research. Project Report. Higher Education Academy.

Osborne, M. (2011) Country report on the action plan on adult learning: UK. Other. GHK / Research voor Beleid.

Buiskool, B.J., Broek, S.D., van Lakerveld, J.A., Zarifis, G.K., and Osborne, M. (2010) Key competences for adult learning professionals: contribution to the development of a reference framework of key competences for adult learning professionals. Project Report. Research voor Beleid, Zoetermeer, Netherlands.

Brennan, J., Osborne, M., and Shah, T. (2009) What is learned at university? The social and organisational mediation of university learning (The SOMUL project): Key findings. Project Report. The Higher Education Academy, York.

Doyle, Lesley, Houston, Muir, and Osborne, Michael (2007) Grading: A Review of National and International Issues. Project Report. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Wallace, C., McKie, J., Houston, M., and Osborne, M. (2007) Assessment: a review in practice. Discussion Paper. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Allen, L., Osborne, M., and Storan, J. (2006) Annex C: Literature Review. Sub-theme 1: Local and Regional Partnerships to Extend Participation in Higher Education to Socially Disadvantaged Groups. Project Report. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Osborne, M., and Young, D. (2006) Flexibility and Widening Participation. Discussion Paper. Higher Education Academy.

Thomas, L., May, H., Harrop, H., Houston, M., Knox, H., Lee, M.F., Osborne, M., Pudner, H., and Trotman, C. (2005) From the Margins to the Mainstream: Embedding Widening Participation in Higher Education. Project Report. Universities UK/Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP).

Murphy, M., Morgan-Klein, B., Osborne, M., and Gallacher, J. (2004) Widening Participation in Higher Education: Report to the Scottish Executive. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., and Bell, D. (2004) Research on Approaches to Public Funding and Development of Tertiary Education within Selected OECD Nations. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., and Bell, D. (2004) A Review of the Financing of Post-Compulsory Education in Selected OECD Countries. Project Report. Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, UK.

Davies, P., Osborne, M., and Williams, J. (2002) For Me or Not for Me? - That is the Question: A Study of Mature Students' Decision Making. Project Report. Department for Education and Employment.

Osborne, M., Brink, B., Cloonan, M., Davies, P., Marks, A., Turner, E., and Williams, J. (2002) Mature Student Recruitment to HE (Scotland). Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Murphy, M. (2002) A research review of FE/HE links - a report to the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning/Scottish Executive.

Davies, P., Osborne, M., and Williams, J. (2001) Mature Student Recruitment to HE. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., Brink, B., Cloonan, M., Davies, P., Marks, A., Turner, E., and Williams, J. (2001) For Me or Not for Me in Scotland? A Report of Mature Student Participation in Higher Education. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Osborne, M., Gallacher, J., and Cloonan, M. (1999) Researching Lifelong Learning: An Introductory Briefing. Project Report. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A. (1996) Learning in Smaller Companies: Final Report. Project Report. Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK.

Osborne, M.J., Seagraves, L., Dockrell, R., and Neal, P. (1995) LISC Interim Report. Project Report. University of Stirling / Employment Department, Stirling, UK.

Seagraves, L., Osborne, M., Neal, P., Dockrell, R., Hartshorn, C., and Boyd, A. (1995) Learning in Smaller Companies: Interim Report. Project Report. Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, UK.

Conference Proceedings

Osborne, M. (2011) Regional Networks in a Transnational Context. [Keynote]. In: International Conference on Professional Network Management, Nov 24 2011 - Nov 25 2011, Potsdam, Germany.

Osborne, M., and Houston, M. (2010) Cultural and Creative Industries in the PURE Project. In: 4th Annual Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture, 14-15th October 2010, Pécs, Hungary.

Osborne, M. (2009) Universities and their regional engagement. In: FACE Conference 2009, 1-3 July 2009, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Osborne, M., and Brennan, J. (2005) The social and organisational mediation of university teaching: a focus on organisational mediation. In: 3rd International CRLL Conference, 24-26 June 2005, Stirling, UK.

Osborne, M. (2003) The university and the lifelong learning region. In: 26th EUCEN Symposium, 6-9 Nov 2003, Aveiro, Portugal.

Osborne, M. (2002) Research and lifelong learning. In: 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference, 16-19 June 2002, Queensland, Australia.

Osborne, M. (1997) Participants in a Work-based Learning Programme: Small and Medium Enterprises and their Employees. In: Good Thinking: Good Practice – Research Perspectives on Learning and Work, 5th Annual International Conference on Post- compulsory Education and Training, 26-28 November 1997, Griffith University. Brisbane, Queensland.

Seagraves, L., and Osborne, M. (1995) Learner motivation in part-time higher education including work-based learning. In: Towards a Learning Workforce Conference, 12-13 September 1995, Lancaster, UK.

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Grants

Professor Osborne's most substantial current research commitment is as a co-PI within the recently funded Urban Big Data Centre, a UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded research centre which will help address the social, economic and environmental challenges facing cities. Within this project he will be a undertaking an Urban Research Project on Educational Disadvantage and Place in collaboration with Keith Kintrea, and a further project contributing from Education to a contextual multi-media database based on a household survey of 2000 people in Glasgow.

His current research also includes European Commission funded projects on communities of practice in lifelong learning programmes (DISCUSS) and on labour efficiency in tertiary adult education at universities (LETAE).  

His previously funded research has included: Scottish Higher Education Funding Council/National Health Service (Scotland) funded projects concerned with selection of students in medicine and Veterinary Science (WHAP and WHAN); EC-funded projects in the area of lifelong learning concerned with the development of audit tools for stakeholders within Learning Regions (Indicators project under the Network of Learning Regions (R3L) programme) and projects that develop related learning audits (Lilara), a sustainable network of learning regions/cities (PENR3L), the quality of Grundtwig networks (GINCO), a KA4 project developing a reservoir of best practice in Learning Regions (Eurolocal), a Grundtwig project on Quality in Learning Regions (R3L+), a KA1 project concerned with tertiary lifelong learning in mid-life (THEMP) and a DG EAC funded project on Innovation in Higher Education; a major ESRC TLRP project on the Social and Organisation Mediation of University Learning (SOMUL). He has also been a member of the team managing the EC funded Tempus Project on Lifelong Learning in Palestine. He has also recently completed the co-ordination of a study of universities and regional engagement (PURE) in 19 regions around the world, and is co-convenor of a collaborative group within the Universitas 21 group on Research Universities and their Regions (RUR).

He has also completed research on the decline in adult participation in HE for the Department for Education and Skills in the UK, and co-ordinated a similar project for the Scottish Executive and conducted studies of the effectiveness of widening access policy and practice for the Scottish Executive and for Universities UK, and studies on the Supply and Demand for FE in Scotland, and an international review of short cycle HE.

Professor Osborne supervises the following doctoral students:

  • Peter Barton: My early attempts at CPR: Reviewing how novice clinical practitioners make sense of their first experiences of undertaking Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Anthony Davis: Economic, Cultural and Economic, Cultural and Social Benefits to host Cities of Commonwealth Games
  • Gail Goulet: The Transformative Learning of Assessment through Service Learning in HE
  • Grace Poulter:  Does constructed learner identity reflect the reality of older adult learners currently engaged in higher degree programmes?
  • Alexandra Konovalchuk: Internationalization of Russian higher education as a factor of improving life quality of young people in the Russian Federation 
  • Chris McAllister: Learning to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered in Scotland: the power of older adults’ voices for reinterpreting adult and Lifelong Learning theory, research and practice 
  • Keneilwe Molosi: The Impact of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP) on the Socio-Economic Development of the San: the case of the Gantsi and Maun Areas.
  • Mpoki Mwaikokesya: Undergraduate students’ Development of Lifelong Learning Attributes in Tanzania
  • Karen Torrance: An exploration of adult literacies' learners experiences of Information and Communication Technologies in their learning
  • Sarah Ward:  What is the effect of the international student experience on students and on the wider community?

He teaches on the following programmes:

BA in Community Development - Lifelong Learning and Social Change

MSc in Teaching Adults and MSc in Adult and Continuing Education - International Issues in Adult Education,  Curriculum Development in Adult Education. He also convenes the Research dissertation for these programmes.

Consulting and advice

He has advised the EC in relation to the development of the new integrated lifelong learning programme, and the German government in the development of higher continuing education.   For the EC he has been a consultant in the following in recent years:

  • Evaluation of the Jean Monnet Programme within the Interim Evaluation of the whole of the Lifelong Learning Programne
  • International evaluation of MOOC models (FutureLearn, OpenHPI and Leuphana) and of international campuses (Nottingham’s Ningbo and Malaysia campuses) as part of an overview of Innovation in HE. 
  • Development of a pan-European framework for the competences of adult educators.

For UNESCO he has been a member of its Expert Group on the development of the International Platform for Learning Cities, which was launched in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Education in October 2013 in Beijing. The expert group advised on the Key Features of Learning Cities, which has been developed as an international benchmark. He was a keynote speaker at the event in Beijing

He has carried out a number of consultancies for agencies including the Council of Europe, Universities UK, the Higher Education Academy, and Learndirect Scotland . He has been an adviser and evaluator of programmes at a number of universities around the world, and a keynote speaker at many international events. Recently this has included the following:

  • He was the only invited speaker from the UK at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning’s 60th anniversary celebrations in Hamburg in 2012.
  • During 2012 and 2013 he was an invited speaker at a number of major events in Asia. This has included at the Global HR Forum in Seoul in a session sponsored by the Korean National Institute for Lifelong Learning, the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities in Beijing and two preliminary international consultative meetings prior to its launch in Hangzhou (China) and Jeju (Korea), and the Lifelong Learning Planet Forum In Gyeonggi Do (Korea).
  • He was a keynote at the City of Cork Learning Cities Festival in September 2013 alongside Irish Minister, Sean Sherlock.
  • He was a plenary speaker at the Global Universities Network for Innovation, World Congress in Barcelona in June 2013
  • He made a  series of presentations at Consultations on Community Engagement and Social Responsibility in Higher Education in West Bengal, Delhi & Punjab in India at the invitation of the British Council, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the UNESCO Chair on Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education in March 2014.
  • He will shortly in April and May 2014 be making a number presentations in Australia as keynote speaker at Learning City events in Frankston, Canberra and Townsville at the invitation of the Australian Learning Communities Network.

He is a reviewer of major grant proposals for the ESRC. At an international level, he is a reviewer for the SSHRC (Canada), including of their Research Centre initiatives and most recently he has been a reviewer of R&D Units for the European Science Foundation.

Academic and professional body membership

He was Secretary of the Universities Association for Continuing Education in Scotland for 4 years. He to serves as the university representative on the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), its Scottish counterpart (SUALL) and the West of Scotland Wider Access Programme. He is a member of the Executive of the British Association of International and Comparative Education and the Forum for Access and Continuing Education

He serves on the Advisory Group of the Open University in Scotland.

Editorial Board

He is editor of the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, and has been the editor of a recent issues of the European Journal of Education that focused on widening participation to education and the professional competences of adult education professionals, and of the International Review of Education on the theme of Learning Cities. He is a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Adult Education.