Dr Sam Baars

Dr Sam Baars

Director of Research, LKMco

Sam is Director of Research at LKMco and holds a PhD in Social Change from the University of Manchester. His published work focuses on young people’s occupational aspirations, white working class boys and neighbourhood effects. Sam and Ellie Mulcahy recently began working on a series of reports for King’s College London exploring the marginalisation of particular groups from Higher Education. Their first report, on white working class boys, is now being followed up with a report on gypsy, Roma and traveller pupils.

The under representation of Gypsy Roma groups in higher education


Gypsy Roma and Traveller groups are one of the most severely under represented groups in Higher Education. Research on this inequality and effective solutions for widening participation is limited. Furthermore, there have been few attempts to distil such research into formats that are of practical use to educators. LKMco is working with Kings College London […]