Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Professor Anna Vignoles is Professor of Education (1938) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely on the impact of school resources on pupil achievement and on the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement. Her research interests include issues pertaining to equity in education, school choice, school efficiency and finance and the economic value of schooling. She is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education. She is also Deputy Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education and the Centre for the Analysis of Youth Transitions (funded by DfE).
Professor Vignoles has advised numerous government departments, including the Department for Education, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury. She provided advice to the Browne Review of Higher Education Funding, the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee investigation of higher education funding, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee, as part of their inquiry into education and training opportunities for young people, and Lord Leitch's Review of Skills. She is also the economist member of the NHS Pay Review Body.
Professor Vignoles is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A. and Education Economics. She peer reviews for a range of journals and organisations including, the British Education Research Journal, the ESRC (I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College), Oxford Economic Papers and the Economics of Education Review.
Anna has strong links with policy-makers and was invited recently to speak at the ESRC Ministerial Seminar on "Longitudinal Studies and Administrative Data Sets", sponsored by David Willets MP, Minister for Universities and Science and on "The Future of Young People" at the Royal Society.
To read about Anna's experience working with Policy Fellows see here.