Professor Pauline Rose

Professor of International Education at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Professor of International Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Professor Pauline Rose is the Professor of International Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre which pioneers research into overcoming barriers to education, such as poverty, gender, ethnicity, language and disability, and promotes education as an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Her research interests focus on educational inequality; financing and governance of education; the role of the state and non-state providers in education; and international and national policies and practices for reaching the marginalised. Alongside her professorship, she was a Senior Research Fellow at DFID 2015-2018.

Before taking up her current post in February 2014 Professor Rose was Director of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (from August 2011) during which time she directed two reports on youth, skills and work, and on teaching and learning. Before becoming Director, she worked as Senior Policy Analyst with the team for three years, leading the research for three reports on the themes of governance, marginalization and conflict. Before joining the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Pauline was Reader in international education and development at the University of Sussex.

Pauline is author of numerous publications on issues that examine educational policy and practice, including in relation to inequality, financing and governance, democratization, and the role of international aid. She has worked on large collaborative research programmes with teams in subā€Saharan Africa and South Asia examining these issues.