Professor Sandra McNally

Education and Skills Programme Director at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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Professor Sandra McNally is a Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey. She is Director of the Education and Skills Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Sandra is also Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research at the London School of Economics (funded by DfE from 2015 to 2020). She is a co-editor of the Economics of Education Review.

Current areas of research include:

  • Schools: importance of school resources and pedagogy; signalling value of school qualifications.
  • Post-16 education: post-16 trajectories; apprenticeships; University Technical Colleges.
  • Returns to education and skills in the Labour Market
Her recent work includes evaluating the importance of grade thresholds in GCSE for educational progression and labour market transitions; evaluating the effectiveness of University Technical Colleges; investigating labour market returns to apprenticeships and sub-degree tertiary-level qualifications. She is a co-editor of the Economics of Education Review.