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Alice Bradbury, Professor

Associate Professor in the Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity at the UCL Institute of Education at UCL Institute of Education

Alice Bradbury is Associate Professor in the Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, and Co-Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years). Before moving into academia, she worked as a primary teacher in London. Dr Bradbury specialises in research on the impact of policy on classroom practices and inequalities, with a particular focus on issues of assessment in early years and primary schools. She has written extensively on primary assessment policy and the role of data, including the books Understanding Early Years Inequality (2013) and The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education (2017, with Guy Roberts-Holmes). She led the project on Baseline Assessment which was awarded the BERA Impact Award 2016. Her forthcoming book Ability, Inequality and Post-Pandemic Schools will be published in 2021. Dr Bradbury is currently working on a research projects on the impact of Nursery Schools on social justice, BME teacher retention, and primary teachers’ priorities during the COVID crisis.

Alice Bradbury was awarded the 2016 BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award for her work in challenging the goals set out for Baseline Assessment for assessing and tracking the progress of 4-5 year olds within the primary system, which led to the subsequent withdrawal of the policy as announced by the DfE in April 2016.

Alice Bradbury's contributions

BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award

Closes 16 Oct 2022

The BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public.



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