Dr Benjamin Mulvey

  • Lecturer in Equitable Education Systems and Policy (School of Education)


I am the Acting Programme Leader and a Lecturer on the MSc in Education, Public Policy and Equity in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. I was previously a Research Grants Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the Education University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Sydney and University College London. 

I am an editorial board member for the journals Global Networks and International Studies in Sociology of Education, and regional editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Higher EducationMy work is interdisciplinary, and has been published in journals across the fields of education studies, sociology, and geography. These include Higher Education, Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and British Journal of Sociology of Education, among others. 

My research is broadly related to the sociology of international higher education, with a particular focus on China. I have published extensively on international student mobility between Africa and China. I am also interested in social inequalities (rural/urban) in transitions to the labour market from higher education, and I am currently focused on socially-classed inequalities in the aspirations of Chinese master's degree students.

Research interests

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  • International student mobility
  • The internationalisation of higher education
  • Rural/urban inequalities in higher education access/participation/outcomes
  • Social class inequalities in higher education access/participation/outcomes
  • Transitions into the graduate labour market
  • Chinese higher education
  • International schooling


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  • Dai, Qiao
    How Chinese women in British Higher Education make sense of womanhood.
  • Tang, Xuezhen
    International students’ expectations and graduates' employability-----the perceptions of Chinese international students studying in the UK