Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Natasha Kersh
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 02076126378
Dr Natasha Kersh profile picture
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dr Natasha Kersh is an Associate Professor in Education and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research focuses on issues of adult education, vocational education and training, workplace learning, lifelong learning and comparative education. She completed her DPhil at the Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University. Since she has joined the Institute of Education, she has worked on a number of national and international projects such as EU funded projects   and UK-based ESRC (Economic and Social Science Research Council) funded initiatives. Natasha is currently departmental  Head of Innovation and Enterprise (Education, Practice and Society, EPS)

Personal country knowledge

UK (vocational education, workplace learning, adult education)  Germany (vocational education); Russia (lifelong learning); Eastern Europe and the Baltic States (transition processes); EU countries (VET, adult education, lifelong learning)

Research Summary

Natasha's research work has focused on issues of adult education,  vocational education and training, workplace learning, lifelong learning and comparative education. 

Natasha's research involves active international collaborations, specifically in the area of adult education and lifelong learning including cooperation with organizations such as British Council, Open Society Foundation (OSF) and a membership  of Asia-Europe Meeting Lifelong learning (ASEM-LLL). She is currently a board member (convenor)of the European Research Network on Vocational Education and Training (VETNET).Natasha has directed and worked on a number of national and international projects such as EU funded projects and UK-based ESRC (Economic and Social Science Research Council) funded initiatives. She was recently a Local Coordinator on a Horizon 2020 project (European Commission)Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in Europe (YOUNG-3-2015): Adult Education as a Means to Active ParticipatoryCitizenship (EduMap). She is currently part of a 5-year evaluation team working on the Hong Kong Jockey Club large scale youth project: CLAP@JC.

Teaching Summary

MA Education:  Member of the Programme Senior Leadership team, teaching  on the following modules: 

Understanding Research (Module Leader)

What is Education?

MA Education Dissertation Module

MA Comparative Education

Natasha is teaching across the following modules:

Theories and Methods (Module Leader)

International Perspective on Adult Learning (Module Leader)

European Tradition in Education

Dissertation supervision 

Doctoral supervision offered in the following areas: Lifelong Learning, VET, Comparative Education, Adult Education, Workplace learning

Academic Background
2018   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2000   Doktor der Philosophie University of Oxford
Some IRIS profile information is sourced from HR data as explained in our FAQ. Please report any queries concerning HR data shown on this page to hr-services@ucl.ac.uk.
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by