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REAL: Faculty Members

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Faculty Members

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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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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 Professor 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

REAL Centre Research Assistants and Associates

image of staff member 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
Girls' education, education for sustainable development, school and system leadership, qualitative and mixed methods.
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Dr Tony OnwuegbuzieDr Tony Onwuegbuzie
Dr Tony Onwuegbuzie: Disadvantaged and under-served populations; educational achievement ; qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies, program evaluation, teacher education, educational psychology, social psychology.
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Dr Dawit Tibebu TirunehDr Dawit Tibebu Tiruneh
Instructional design; systematic design of learning environments; 21st century skills; development and validation of instruments; quantitative research methods; Ethiopian General Education.
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Louise Yorke headshotDr Louise 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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Faculty 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 Elizabeth (Liz) Maber
Teaching and research explores the relationship between education, social justice and building peace in international contexts particularly in relation to gender and intersectional experiences of social inequalities.
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REAL Centre Project Support and Communications Team

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Sandra Baxter
Research uptake, knowledge management, learning processes, communications, international education and development

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Holly Ruffhead
Donor relations, budget management and project reporting on a portfolio of international development projects focused on equitable access to education.

Elizabeth Tofaris Head ShotElizabeth Tofaris
Communications Specialist for the Impact Initiative; media relations, PR and public affairs, web and social media, strategic planning.

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