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Baker, Z. (2023) Young people engaging in event-based diaries: A reflection on the value of diary methods in Higher Education decision-making research. Qualitative Research, 23(3): 686-705.

Harrison, N., Baker, Z., Ellis, K. & Stevenson, J. (2023). A praxis-based perspective on supporting care-experienced students to thrive in higher education using the capabilities approach. European Journal of Higher Education. 

Baker, Z., Harrison, N., Stevenson, J. & Wakeling, P. (2021) Patterns of postgraduate transitions amongst care-experienced graduates in the United Kingdom. Cambridge Journal of Education, 52(3): 349-368.

Harrison, N., Baker, Z. & Stevenson, J. (2020) Employment and further study outcomes for care-experienced graduates in the UK. Higher Education, 83: 357-378.

Baker, Z. (2020) The vocational/academic divide in widening participation: The Higher Education decision-making of Further Education students. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 44(6): 766-780.

Baker, Z. (2019) Priced out: The renegotiation of aspirations and individualised HE ‘choices’ in England. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 28(3-4): 299-325.

Baker, Z. (2019) Reflexivity, structure and agency: Using reflexivity to understand FE students’ HE decision-making and choices. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(1): 1-16.

Baker, Z. (2021) Reactivity, rationality, emotion and self-protection: Critical reflections on the use and potential of diaries in Higher Education choice and decision-making research. In: X. Cao & E. F. Henderson (eds) Exploring diary methods in Higher Education research. London: Routledge. pp. 102-114.


Baker, Z. (2014) Autoethnographic writing in student engagement practices: A personal and critical reflection, In: C. Bryson, Understanding and developing student engagement. Oxon: Routledge. pp. 101-111.

Book Chapters


Baker, Z. (2022) The Care-Experienced graduates' Decision-Making, Choices and Destinations Project: Phase one report. York: University of York. Doi: 

Stevenson, J., Baker, Z., Harrison, N., Bland, B., Jones-Devitt, S., Donnelly, A., Pickering, N. & Austen, L. (2020) Positive impact? What factors affect access, retention and graduate outcomes for university students with a background of care or family estrangement? Bristol: The Unite Foundation.

Crockford, C., Baker, Z., Brown, G., Hordosy, R., Linskill, S. & Miller, M. (2018) Five years of WPREU: Critical reflections on evaluation, policy and practice in widening participation and student success. Sheffield: The Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit.


Baker, Z. (2018) Exploring the experiences of ‘equivalent qualification’ students in higher education. Sheffield: The Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit.

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