I am a writer and researcher focusing  on young people, education, employment and skills.  But I’m also interested in exploring wider questions about how education, economy and social structures  interact with each other  –  examining for example, whether increases in education really do lead  to increases in employment skills and greater   economic prosperity, particularly in the  ‘digitalised economies’  of the 21st century.   These are difficult issues and tend to be avoided by other researchers.  

  I’ve completed doctoral research at the Open University,  worked  in secondary, post-16 and higher education and  for  the National Union of Teachers.  This site includes a variety of material. There are regular blog posts and links to research I’ve carried out, books that I’ve published and articles that have appeared in various journals.

 Martin Allen