Dr. Vikki Boliver,
School of Applied Sciences, Durham University, UK
Vikki Boliver is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Vikki’s current research focuses on social inequalities of access to higher status universities, and on patterns and processes of social mobility across multiple generations. Her work on access to higher education in the UK has highlighted marked inequalities in rates of admission to high status universities by ethnicity, school type and socioeconomic background for applicants with comparable entry qualifications, and she has called for university admissions data to be made available to researchers and policy makers. She is currently engaged in research to evaluate the potential impact of contextualised university admissions policies on widening participation in higher education.