Martin Doel: FETL Professor of FE and Skills UCL IOE

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) exists in order to lead and stimulate thinking about further education and skills. The Foundation established a Chair at University College London's Institute of Education IOE) in April 2016. I am the first occupant of the Chair which is a professorial post within IOE.

My initial research interests will be with the distinct role and place of further education in the UK within an increasingly complex and fractured education and skills system. I will also be investigating the consequences of the lack of such a clearly defined role upon colleges and other providers in terms of establishing a clear vision and sense of direction in complex and rapidly changing circumstances.