Alan Brown

Alan joined IER in 1996 and from 2002 - 2009 was Associate Director of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) with responsibility for workplace learning and professional learning. Previously Alan was a researcher at Chelsea (now King's) College, University of London; Tavistock Institute for Human Relations; and Department of Educational Studies, University of Surrey.

Alan's current research, which has a strong international orientation, focuses mainly upon changing occupational identities, continuing vocational training, skill formation, organisational performance, networks and supporting knowledge sharing and development and learning in professional communities of practice. He was involved in the development of the National Guidance Research Forum (NGRF), a knowledge-sharing site that has considerable material on research and practice in careers guidance and research on lifelong learning and work-related learning.