People

  • Avril Keating

    Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

    Department:
    Department of Education, Practice and Society
    Centre:
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
    Tel:
    0207 612 6750
  • Avril Keating

Role in LLAKES

Project Leader (along with Andy Green) for Project 1.2: The Crisis for Contemporary Youth - Young People, Opportunities and Civic Values

Research Interests

I am a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, London, where I work in the Department of Education, Practice and Society, and the ESRC Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES). I also hold a Future Research Leaders fellowship (2012-2015),  again funded by the ESRC.

My research to date has focused on two themes: (1) the relationship between schools, societies, and citizenship; and (2) youth civic engagement and the transition to adulthood. I am involved in a range of projects that explore these themes from a comparative, inter-disciplinary and mixed-method perspective. 

As part of this research agenda, I am leading the sixth wave of the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS), which is now being administered by the IoE. The CELS data will play an important role in the LLAKES project "The crisis for contemporary youth: Young people, opportunities and civic values in the UK."

Contact Details

  • Tel:
    0207 612 6750
    Office:
    Rm 580
    Department of Education, Practice and Society,
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)