Publications (by type)

Peer Reviewed        
Brown, K. and Mountford-Zimdars, A. (forthcoming spring 2017Exploring academic hiring and life in humanities and social sciences at an English research university through a PhD students-as-partners project Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.

1.    Mountford-Zimdars, A. and Flood, J. (2016) The importance of university attended and degree subject: a comparison of the background of lawyers in England and Germany, Higher Education Review. 


Singh, S and Mountford-Zimdars, A (2016) Policy Enactment in Widening Participation: Enablers and Barriers in a Comparative English and Australian Study, Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, July 2016

Clark, S, Mountford-Zimdars, A, Francis, B (2015) Risk, Choice and Social Disadvantage: Young People’s Decision-Making in a Marketised Higher Education System, Sociological Research Online.  

Mountford-Zimdars, A (2015) Contest and adjustment sponsorship in the selection of elites: Re-visiting Turner’s mobility modes for England through an analysis of undergraduate admissions at Oxford UniversitySociologie, issue 2, June 2015

Mountford-Zimdars & Sabbagh, (eds) (2013) ‘Editorial: Access to higher education’, Guest editors, Special Issue on Fair access to higher education, Comparative Education Review.

Mountford-Zimdars, A, Jones, S, Sullivan, A, Heath, A (2013) Framing higher education:  questions and responses in the British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-2010, British Journal of Sociology of Education, special issue on Education and Social Mobility', Volume 34: 5/6 2013


Mellanby, J, Zimdars, A and Cortina-Borja, M.  (2013) Sex differences in degree performance at the University of OxfordLearning and Individual Differences, vol. 26, pp. 103-111. 


Heath, A, Sullivan, A, Boliver, V, and Zimdars, A (2013) Education under New Labour, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 29(1): 227-247.
doi: 10.1093/oxrep/grt003     

Zimdars, A and Tampubolon, G. (2012), Ethnic Diversity and European's Generalised Trust: How Inclusive Immigration Policy Can Aid a Positive Association, Sociological Research Online, August 2012.


Zimdars, A., Gjonça, E. and Nazroo, J. (2012) The circumstances of older people in England with self reported visual impairment, British Journal of Visual Impairment, 30 (1) 22-30.

        
Zimdars, A. (2011) The Competition for Pupillages at the Bar of England and Wales (2000-2004), Journal of Law and Society, Vol 28 (4). 575 - 603.   
         
Mellanby, J. and Zimdars, A. (2011) Trait anxiety and degree performance. Higher Education. 61 (4). 357-370. 

Zimdars, A. (2010) The Profile of Pupil Barristers at the Bar of England and Wales – 2004-2008. International Journal of the Legal Profession. 17 (2). 117-134


Sullivan, Zimdars and Heath, A. (2010) Elite trajectories in secondary school subject choices, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 20 (1)


Zimdars, A., Sullivan, A., and Heath A. (2009). Elite Higher Education admissions in the Arts and Sciences: Is cultural capital the key?, Sociology 43 (4)

Zimdars, A (2007) Testing the Spill-over hypothesis: Meritocracy in postgraduate enrolment. Higher Education, 54, 1(19), pp. 1-19.

Zimdars, A (2006) Who Gets Into Oxford - A Question Of National Interest?, The New Collection, 1.

Andersen, R and Zimdars, A (2003) Class, Education and Extreme Party Support in Germany. German Politics, August 2003, pp. 1 – 23. 

                                                                                   
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Mountford-Zimdars, A (forthcoming  April 2016) ‘Meritocracy and the University: Selective admission in England and the United States.’ London: Bloomsbury.

Mountford-Zimdars, A and Harrison, N (eds) (forthcoming 2016) Fairness in access to post-secondary education, Routledge – SRHE higher education series.

Mountford-Zimdars, A, Sabbagh, D, Post, D (eds) (2015) Fair Access to Higher Education: Global Perspectives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 
 
Book Chapters
 

Mountford-Zimdars, A; Moore, J. and Graham, J (forthcoming 2016) ‘The use of contextual data in university admissions’,  book chapter for Mountford-Zimdars, A and Harrison, N (eds) (under contract, forthcoming 2016) Fairness in access to post-secondary education, Routledge – SRHE higher education series.

Sabbagh, D, Mountford-Zimdars, A, Post, D (2015) Fair Access to Higher Education: A comparative Perspective, in Mountford-Zimdars, A, Sabbagh, D, Post, D (eds) (2015) Fair Access to Higher Education: Global Perspectives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Mountford-Zimdars, A (2015) Who is the best? Selecting undergraduates in competitive admissions contexts in Virgina Stead (editor), International Perspectives in Higher Education Admission Policy: A Reader, Peter Lang Publishing.
 
Mountford-Zimdars, A, Teulon, P (2015) AABe or not to AABe: A very English problem in Virgina Stead (editor), International Perspectives in Higher Education Admission Policy: A Reader, Peter Lang Publishing.    

Mountford-Zimdars, A (2014) Are Admissions Models for Undergraduate Study Converging among Highly Selective Universities in the England and the US? in "Higher Education in the UK and the US: Converging University Models in a Global Academic World?" edited by Sarah Pickard. Leiden: Brill. 
 
Zimdars, A, Sullivan, A and Heath, A (2011) Higher education: Attitudes towards funding, fees and opportunities in NatCen (ed) British Social Attitudes 28th Report, Sage. 
 
Zimdars, A, Sullivan, A and Heath, A (2009) Cultural Capital and Admissions to Oxford in Karen Robson et al (eds.) Quantifying Bourdieu, Springer.
 
Zimdars, A (2008), Ethnic minority applicants to Oxford: the challenges of achieving social justice at the university gate, in K. Hallden, E. le Grand and Z. Hellgren (eds.) Ethnicity, Equality and Justice: Beyond the paradigms of recognition and redistribution, Cambridge Scholar Press.
 
 

Article Reprints & Translations
 


Zimdars, A. (2015) Competicão por pupilagem na ordem dos advogados da inglaterra e pais de gales (2000-2004); translated into Portuguese and reprinted in Pedro Geraldo and Fernando Fontainha (Eds). Sociologia Empírica do Direito, Curitiba: Jurua Editora.

 

Zimdars, A., Sullivan, A., and Heath A. (2013). Elite Higher Education admissions in the Arts and Sciences: Is cultural capital the key?, Sociology 43 (4), reprinted in Mark Murphy (ed.) Social Theory and Educational Research: Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida Routledge. 

 

Reports

Mountford-Zimdars, A, Sabri, D, Moore, J, Sanders, J, Jones, S, Higham, L (2015) Causes of Differences in Student Outcomes, Higher Education Funding Council for England, HEFCE, July 23rd 2015. 

Higham, L, Moore, J, Mountford-Zimdars, A (February 2015) A review of the Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Programme, UCAS. 

Moore, J, Mountford-Zimdars, A and Wiggans, J (2013) Contextualised admissions: examining the evidence Report of research into the evidence base for the use of contextual information and data in admissions of UK students to undergraduate courses in the UK, Report to Supporting Professionalism in Admissions August 2013

Zimdars, A (2010). Equal opportunities and social structure and entry into pupillage. Report for the Bar Council, Neuberger Monitoring and Implementation Group.
 
Nazroo, J & Zimdars, A (2010) Social inclusion, social circumstances and the quality of life of visually impaired older people, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Occasional paper June 2010 number 27.
 
Nazroo, J & Zimdars, A (2010) Social inclusion, social circumstances and the quality of life of visually impaired older people, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Research findings June 2010 number 32.
 
Zimdars, A and Sauboorah, J. (2009). Access to pupillage – training for the Bar in England and Wales (2004-2008). Report for the Bar Standards Board Wood Pupillage Group.
 
Heath, A. and Zimdars, A, (2005) ‘Report on the Oxford Admissions Study: the impact of academic attainment, gender, social class and type of school on admissions decisions at the University of Oxford’, Oxford Sociology working paper, www.sociology.ox.ac.uk
 
Atkinson, A and Zimdars, A (2004),The demographic profile of UK graduate students admitted to the University of  Oxford’.  University of Oxford, 2004 
 
 
     Book Reviews

 

Zimdars, A, Bewigged and Bewildered? A Guide to Becoming a Barrister in England and Wales, Adam Kramer, Hart Publishing, 2007, The Law Teacher, , Vol 43, no 1, March 2009.

 

Zimdars, A, Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites, Steven Mitchell, Harvard University Press 2007.  Studies in Higher Education, October 2007.

 
Zimdars, A, Education’s Abiding Moral Dilemma: merit and worth in the cross-Atlantic democracies, 1800 – 2006 by Sheldon Rothblatt. Oxford, England: Symposium Books, 2007.  Comparative Education Review, 2008, 52 (2).
 
Zimdars, A, ‘Friedensgutachten 2000. Ulrich Ratsch, Reinhard Mutz, Bruno Schock (eds.) S+F Vierteljahreszeitung für Sicherheit und Frieden, 18:3, 2000.
 

Other

 

Mountford-Zimdars, A. (2013), invited specialist writer & part of the advisory group for the QAA quality code chapter B2: Recruitment, selection, and admission to higher education

 
Zimdars, A (2011) Opportunity or Agony? Submitting to Peer Review, Incite, Research Staff Training Letter, issue 12, September. 
 
Heath, A & Zimdars, A (2011) review of the BA social mobility forum, BA bulletin, February 2011.
 
Zimdars, A (2010): Towards inclusiveness in elite universities: The case of Oxford. International Higher Education Newsletter.
 
Zimdars, A (2010) How to get your PhD – a guide for students, Manchester University.
 
Zimdars, A (2007) 'Education, Education, Education' British Science Association, Perspectives - Finalist, Science Communication competition.
  
All publications are available on request: Anna.zimdars@gmail.com
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