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Professor Alice Bradbury


Professor of Sociology of Education, University College London, United Kingdom



Alice Bradbury is Professor of Sociology of Education, and Co-Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years) at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Alice specialises in research on the impact of policy on classroom practices and inequalities in terms of class, gender and ‘race’. She has written extensively on primary education policy and its unequal impacts, including the books Understanding Early Years Inequality (2013); The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education (2017, with Guy Roberts-Holmes); and Ability, Inequality and Post-Pandemic Schools (2021). Recent projects include two major ESRC-funded studies of the impact of Covid on primary education and a Department for Education-funded review of research on the impact of school closures for SAGE.




Early years and primary education policy; Covid impacts and school closures; inequalities in education.
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