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Clare Brooks, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Cambridge

Clare Brooks is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. Following her experience as a teacher of geography in east London, her research interests are still geographical, specifically in spatial justice and teacher education. She has recently been engaged in an international research project on high-quality initial teacher education at scale, the results of which have been published by Routledge. She has also worked to redefine quality as a keyword in initial teacher education (as part of the Keywords in Teacher Education series with Bloomsbury). She developed her interest in the quality and development of teacher education following her recent experience in leadership positions including Pro-Director for Education at the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, as well as previous terms as Head of Department and Head of Initial Teacher Education, and as Director of the Research Centre on Teacher and Early Years Education. She is particularly interested in how policy in England is influencing access to teacher education. She is Honorary Professor at the IOE and the University of Cumbria, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

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