Managing career endings and the transition to retirement: the case of academics
The Leverhulme Trust are funding Professor Graham Crow, a sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, to study the later career and retirement trajectories of academic staff at UK Universities.
The project’s mixed methods research design includes:
- two surveys (one for academic staff pre-retirement and one for those who have mainly or wholly retired from that role)
- an imagined futures essay component
- and the analysis of documents relating to policies adopted by UK Universities that relate to the retirement of their staff