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REAL: Faculty Members

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image of staff member Professor Pauline Rose
REAL Centre Director. Measuring and addressing inequalities in education access and learning; teacher quality; non-state provision, financing.
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image of staff member Dr Benjamin Alcott
Early years education; access and learning inequalities; programme evaluation; quantitative and mixed-method research designs. Full profile

Rob GruijtersDr Rob Gruijters
Family background and educational outcomes; Long-term trends in educational inequality; Private schools; Life course trajectories and economic inequality; Quantitative methods; China; Sub-Saharan Africa.
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image of staff member Dr Sonia Ilie
Educational access and learning inequalities in relation to socio-economic deprivation; widening participation and learning in higher education; evaluation; quantitative research methods. 
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image of staff member Dr Ricardo Sabates
Access to education; social benefits of education in international contexts; inequalities in education; quantitative impact evaluations in education.
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image of staff member Professor Nidhi Singal
Disability, poverty and education; teaching and learning processes in mainstream classrooms; student outcomes in inclusive settings; ethics in educational research in Southern contexts. Full profile

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Dr Arathi Sriprakash
Sociology of education; childhoods and poverty; pedagogy and teachers' work; policy analysis; postcolonial perspectives.
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Elizabeth Tofaris Head ShotElizabeth Tofaris
Communications Specialist for the Impact Initiative; media relations, PR and public affairs, web and social media, strategic planning.

image of staff member Professor Anna Vignoles
Economics of education; equity in education; school choice; impact of school resources on pupil achievement and the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement; widening participation in higher education.
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REAL Centre Research Assistants and Associates

Samuel AsareDr Samuel Asare
Education research in sub-Saharan Africa,Teaching and learning enhancement, Student engagement
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Emma Cater

Dr Emma Carter
Psychology of education; accelerated learning; education in sub-Saharan Africa; educational evaluation; quantitative and qualitative research methods.
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Phoebe DowningDr Phoebe Downing
Comparative education research and policy; Sub-Saharan Africa education research; Qualitative data analysis (NVivo); School leadership and management; School improvement models. 
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Dr Rafael MitchellDr Rafael Mitchell
Pedagogy; teacher learning; community participation; educational leadership; school improvement; education in sub-Saharan Africa. Full Profile

Louise Yorke headshotLouise Yorke
Educational access and equity, social and cultural factors influencing educational pathways, the gendered experiences and trajectories of girls and young women, and school-to-work transitions.
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REAL Centre Affiliate Members

image of staff member Emeritus Professor Madeleine Arnot
Sociology of education; gender; citizenship studies; migration.
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image of staff member Dr Hilary Cremin
Education and peacebuilding; responding constructively to conflict; truth and reconciliation processes; restorative justice.
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image of staff member Dr Sara Hennessy
Improving quality of teaching and learning through professional development and digital technology use, especially mobile technologies; increasing participation in learning through classroom dialogue, reasoning and collaborative working.
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image of staff member Dr Pallawi Sinha
Comparative and development education; indigenous and childhood studies; ethics in education and research; politics of education; places and spaces of learning; arts, creativity and culture.
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