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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


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


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–


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)


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