Professor Stephen J Ball, PhD, FRSA, AcSS
Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education
EPRU, Policy Studies,
Institute of Education
University of London
59 Gordon Square
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Date of Birth: 21.1.1950
Academic Qualifications/Previous Appointments
B.A. (Hons) Sociology, University of Essex
M.A. (Sociological Studies) University of
D. Phil. University of Sussex
Doctor honoris causa University of Turku, Finland
Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex
Lecturer in the Sociology of Education,
King's College, London.
Reader in the Sociology of Education,
University of London.
Professor of Education, King's College
Director, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kings
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
Director Education Policy Research Unit, University of
London, Insitute of Education
Other Professional activities:
Member and Chairman, British Sociological
Association, Teaching and Programmes
Member, Association for the Teaching of
Social Sciences, Sussex Branch Committee.
Research Associate, Social Science
Research Council funded Educational Case
Records Project, Centre for Applied
Research in Education, University of East
Anglia. Director: Professor Lawrence
Course Team Consultant, Open University
Academic Consultant, BBC/Open University television programme "Organizing to
English Correspondent, International
Mother-Tongue Education Network.
Series Editor "Issues in Education and
Training", Falmer Press.
Governor, Elm Grove Middle School,
Consultant Case Study Worker, Consultancy in Education Project, University of
Co-Director, SREB (Southern Regional
Examination Board) funded "CVPE-Pilot
School" Research Project.
1985Managing Editor, Journal of Education
1985Abstractor, Sociology of Education
Tutor on the ESRC funded summer school
'Qualitative Methods in Educational
Research', University of Warwick
Series Editor "Explorations in
(Sept-Oct) Visiting Scholar, Institute of
Educational Research, University of
Member of the Advisory Board: Research
Papers in Education.
British Regional Editor: International
Journal of Qualitative Studies in
Visiting Summer School Tutor, Faculty of
Education,University of Western Ontario.
External Examiner, MA EPDM, University of
External Examiner, B.Ed course in sociology of education, University of Warwick.
Adviser to the NUT Executive on the
(Feb-April) Visiting Scholar: School of
Education, Monash University, Melbourne,
(June) Visiting Scholar, Dept of Education,
Uppsala University, Sweden
Contributions to BBC Radio programmes:
Third Ear, File on Four, and PM.
(August)VisitingFellow Tokyo Metropolitan
Visiting Lecturer, Volda College, Norway
Consultant and contributor BBC Television series New Jerusalem: The Welfare State.
Contributions to BBC Radio; PM, Analysis,
Viva Radio, Sunrise Radio, etc.
Member of ESRC Research Grants Board
Fellow Royal Society of Arts
Visiting Professor, School of Social and
Policy Studies in Education, University of
Visiting Scholar Havens Centre for Social Structure and Social Change, University of Madison-Wisconsin
Wei Lun Visiting Professor, Chinese University of