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Professor Becky Francis

Professor Becky Francis has been the Director of Institute of Education at University College London since July 2016. She has previously been Professor of Education and Social Justice at Kings College London with academic expertise in educational inequality. Professor Francis has combined academic research and policy work in education throughout her career. She serves as an education policy consultant to the UK government and international agencies, and previously served as Standing Advisor to the UK Parliamentary committee responsible for government policy on education. She is also involved in “Chain Effects”, an annual piece for Sutton Trust, which looks at relative successes of disadvantaged pupils in different academy chains.  

About UCL Institute of Education

The UCL Institute of Education is the education school of University College London. It provides postgraduate study and research in the field of education and is the most substantial education research body in the United Kingdom. IOE has the broadest portfolio of postgraduate education programmes in the UK, with around 4,000 students taking Master’s programmes and 1,200 students on PGCE teacher-training courses. It has been ranked first in the world for education in QS World University Rankings since 2014.