Ingrid Lunt is a psychologist by background, and joined the Oxford Department of Education in 2005, having previously worked for 20 years at the Institute of Education, University of London.

She was Director of Graduate Studies for 5 years, and the first Director of the new ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in the Social Sciences.

She has been President of the British Psychological Society (1998-1999), President of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (1993-1999), and Vice President of the International Union of Psychological Science (2004-2008).

She has carried out research in the field of special educational needs and inclusive education, and more recently in the area of higher education, in particular higher professional education, and doctoral education. For the past 20 years she has been leading a project, initially funded by the European Union, which has been developing a common qualifications framework for psychologists across Europe.


Ingrid’s research interests include higher professional learning, doctoral education, comparative higher education policy in European countries.


Selected publications include:

  • Scott D., Brown A., Lunt I., Thorne L. (2004) Professional Doctorates: Integrating professional and academic knowledge. Open University Press and SRHE
  • Klenowski V. and Lunt I. (2008) Enhancing Learning at Doctoral Level through the use of reflection? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 33, 2, 203-217.
  • Lunt I. (2008) Psychologist qualifications in Europe: Common standards for quality and mobility. Australian Psychologist 43, 4, 222-230
  • Lunt I. (2008) Beyond tuition fees? The legacy of Blair’s government to higher education. Oxford Review of Education 34, 6, 741-752
  • Edwards A., Lunt I., Stamou E. (2010) Inter-professional work and expertise: new roles at the boundaries of schools. British Educational Research Journal 36, 1, 27-45
  • Lunt I. (2011) EuroPsy: the development of standards and competence of psychologists. European Psychologist 16, 2, 104-111
  • Lunt I. and Peiro J. M. (2012) The Bologna Process, education and assessment in psychology. In Ed. D. Dunn, S.C Baker, C.M Mehrota, R.E. Landrum, M.M McCarthy Assessing teaching and learning in psychology: current and future perspectives. Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont CA.
  • Lunt I., McAlpine L., Mills D. (2014) Lively bureaucracy: the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Centres and UK universities. Oxford Review of Education 40, 2, 151-170
  • Lunt I. (2014) International frameworks for psychology education and training: a European perspective. In R. Silbereisen, P. Ritchie, J. Panday (eds.) Psychology Education and Training : a global perspective. Hove: Psychology Press
  • Clarke, G. and Lunt, I. (2014) The concept of ‘originality’ in the PhD: how is it interpreted by examiners? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 39 (7), 803-820.
  • Lunt I., Peiró J.M., Poortinga Y.H., Roe R.A. (2015) EuroPsy: Standards and Quality in Education for Professional Psychologists. Göttingen: Hogrefe Pub.