Dr Nick Wilton

BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, SFHEA, MCIPD

Associate Dean, People, Accreditation and Reputation

Oxford Brookes Business School

Nick Wilton


  • Graduate careers and career decision-making
  • The relationship between higher education and the labour market
  • The relationship between skills, competencies and employability
  • Employer practice in the recruitment and management of graduates
  • Labour market inequality and disadvantage

Research projects

  • 2013-15 – The development of career management competencies and employability among business and management students (UWE Bristol, Edith Cowan University, Perth)
  • 2011-2012 – Maximising the value of work placements for undergraduate students: An employer’s perspective  (UWE Bristol
  • 2007 – 2008 - A survey of employment rights professionals from Citizens Advice Bureaux and Law Centres (TUC Commission on Vulnerable Employment)
  • 2007 - Workplace Practice and Employment Relations in the South West (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
  • 2005 -2006 - Education as a Graduate Career: Entry and Exit from Teaching as a Profession (Department for Education and Skills)
  • 2005 – 2006 - Through the Glass Ceiling: a detailed investigation of the factors that contribute to gendered career inequalities (European Social Fund)
  • 2004 - 2006 - Futuretrack 2005 and Futuretrack 2006 (Higher Education Careers Service Unit)
  • 2004 - 2006 - The Class of ’99 (Department for Education & Skills, Department for Employment & Learning (Northern Ireland), Scottish Higher Education Funding Council)
  • 2002 – 2004 – Graduate Careers: Seven Years On (Economic & Social Research Council, Higher Education Careers Service Unit)


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)