Staff profile

Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler


Programme Leader for Education Studies

Ruth Mieschbuehler

Subject

Education Studies and SEND

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

r.mieschbuehler@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Programme Leader for Education Studies in the Institute of Education. I coordinate and direct the continuing development of the programme. I also teach on a number of modules and supervise both postgraduate and doctoral students in education. 

Before that I worked as an Education Researcher at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby. I was undertaking research into education, higher education and vocational education and training. I gained experience in applied research while working as Pedagogic Research Assistant in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University and at the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University.

I also taught for five years in the Swiss further education sector and was a Programme Leader for Languages. My overseas experience includes an exchange year at the University of Costa Rica and three months voluntary work in Bulgaria.

Teaching responsibilities

Web link: BA (Hons) Education Studies

Professional interests

I have an MSc in Social Policy Research from the London School of Economics and a long-standing interest in understanding social inequalities particularly in relation to higher education. My PhD, The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, is a study of philosophical and pedagogical approaches to student educational experiences. The findings of the study were published in the book, The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice, by Routledge in 2018.

I am an Executive Committee Member of the British Education Studies Association (BESA). 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Mieschbuehler, R. (2018) The Appeal of Relativism: Antidotes from Socrates to Siegel, 14th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), Bolton: University of Bolton, 28-29 June.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2017) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, 13th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), Liverpool: Liverpool Hope University, 29-30 June.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) You're hired! Who Wants to be an Apprentice?Battle of Ideas, London: Barbican Centre, 22 and 23 October.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) How Can Schools Help Build the Northern Powerhouse? British Educational Suppliers Assocations, Wakefield, 15 September.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) Developing World-Class Apprenticeship Standards, Pearson Hot Breakfast Policy Seminar, London: Pearson UK, 23 May.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, 4th Annual Apprenticeship4England Conference, London: Emirates Stadium, 25 and 26 February.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, Annual Staff Development Conference, Buckinghamshire: Buckinghamshire New University, 17 September.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, 11th Journal of Vocational Education and Training Conference: Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training, Oxford: Worcester College Oxford, 3-5 July.

Experience in industry

Universities

Doctoral examinations

External engagements

International experience

Additional interests and activities

I am also one of the organisers of the East Midlands Salon and a session producer for the Battle of Ideas, two fora that organise public discussions and debates.

Recent publications

Mieschbuehler, R. (2018) The Radicalisation of Campus Relations, HEPI Occasional Paper, London: Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). (Forthcoming)

Mieschbuehler, R. (2018) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice, London and New York: Routledge.

Mieschbuehler, R. (2017) Beyond the student experience, in Hayes, D. (Ed.) Beyond McDonaldization: Visions of Higher EducationLondon and New York: Routledge.

Mieschbuehler, R. and Hooley, T. (2016) World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations, Derby and London: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pearson Education UK.

Mieschbuehler, R., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, Derby and Melton Mowbray: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pera Training.

Mieschbuehler, R. and Vickers, R. (2015) Research update 2014, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. April (34): 55-58.

Hayes, D. and Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) The refuge of relativism, in Cottle, V. A. and O’Grady, A. (Ed.) Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level, London: Routledge.

Mieschbuehler, R. and Dodd, V. (2015) New Model of Employer Driven Postgraduate Provisions in the Engineering Sector: Evaluation Report, Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. (Unpublished Report)

Mieschbuehler, R., Dexter, B., (2011), Engaging the Hearts and Minds: An alternative approach to ethnic inequalities in higher education, proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the European Access Network at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-16 June 2010.

Hutchinson, J., Neary. S, Hooley, T., Hewitt, D., Mieschbuehler, R., Dodd, V. and Langley, E. (2015) Evaluation of the NAHT Aspire, Executive Summary. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.