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Francis, Prof. Becky free

PhD; FAcSS

Born Keynsham 7 Nov. 1969; d of Nicolas and Diana Francis; m 1997, Daniel Hew; two s

Director, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, since 2016

Education

Ralph Allen Comprehensive Sch.; Univ. of Wales, Swansea (BA Hons English 1992); Univ. of N London (PhD Women’s Studies and Educn (Schol.) 1996). FAcSS 2015

Career

Sen. Res. Fellow, Sch. of Post-Compulsory Educn and Trng, Univ. of Greenwich, 1998–2000; Reader in Educn, and Dep. Dir, Inst. for Policy Studies in Educn, London Metropolitan Univ., 2000–06; Prof. of Educn, and Dir, Centre for Educnl Res. in Equalities, Policy and Practice, Roehampton Univ., 2006–10; Dir of Educn, RSA, 2010–12; Prof. of Educn and Social Justice, KCL, 2012–16; Dir, Pearson Think Tank (on secondment), 2012–13. Hon. Prof., Univ. of Warwick, 2016–. Dist. Internat. Schol., Univ. of Qld, 2008. Trustee, Impetus-PEF, 2015–

Publications

Power Plays: primary school children’s construction of gender, power and adult work, 1998; Boys, Girls and Achievement: addressing the classroom issues, 2000; (ed with C. Skelton) Investigating Gender: contemporary perspectives in education, 2001 (trans. Greek 2007); (ed with C. Skelton) Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom, 2003; (with C. Skelton) Reassessing Gender and Achievement, 2005; (with C. Skelton) A Feminist Critique of Education, 2005; (ed with C. Leathwood) Gender and Lifelong Learning, 2006; (ed jtly) Handbook of Gender and Education, 2006 (trans. Chinese 2008); (with L. Archer) Understanding Minority Ethnic Achievement: race, gender, class and ‘success’, 2007; (with C. Skelton) Feminism and the Schooling Scandal, 2009; (jtly) The Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils: negotiating achievement and peer cultures, 2011 (First Prize, Soc. for Educnl Studies Book Prizes, 2012)

Recreations

family, politics, gardening, school governor (secondary)

Address

UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL

(020) 7612 6004

B.Francis@ucl.ac.uk