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Alice Pettigrew, Dr

Principle Research Fellow, Head of Research Programme at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Alice Pettigrew is Head of Research Programme and Principal Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. She was one of the principal authors for both of the Centre’s national studies, Teaching About the Holocaust in England’s Secondary Schools (2009) and What Do Students Know About the Holocaust? (2016).

Her primary research interests include: processes of identity formation; the intersections of ‘ethnicity’, ‘race’ and ‘nation’; multicultural and antiracist pedagogy; conceptions of interdependence, responsibility and remembrance; curriculum theory; ‘messy’ methodologies and qualitative research but since working for the CfHE she has led a number of varied, multi-method enquiries including large-scale, survey-based research. She currently serves as part of an advisory reference board for ‘Shifting Boundaries’: an empirical exploration of antisemitism in Norway funded by the Norwegian Research Council and has previously acted in an advisory capacity for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Education Working Group.

Alice Pettigrew's contributions

BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award

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.