Professor John Jerrim

Professor of Education and Social Statistics at University College London

John’s research focus on the economics of education, access to higher education, intergenerational mobility, cross-national comparisons and educational inequalities.

He holds a BSc in Economics and both MSc and PhD in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton. He is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious ESRC post-doctoral fellowship to continue his research into the educational and labour market expectations of adolescents and young adults.

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Professor Vikki Boliver

Director of Research - Professor and Deputy Head of School in the Department of Sociology, Durham University

Vikki’s current research focuses on social inequalities of access to higher status universities, and on patterns and processes of social mobility across multiple generations.

Vikki holds degrees in Sociology from Leicester University (BA), Cambridge University (MPhil) and Oxford University (DPhil) and was a Departmental Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford, a Nuffield Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Harvard, a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oxford, and a Sociology Lecturer at Bath Spa. 

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Birgitte Hagemann Snabe

Founder and CEO of Young Global Pioneers

Birgitte has extensive experience in and knowledge of innovation, international cooperation, and cross-sector partnerships. She has ten years of experience as a management consultant (Deloitte and IBM) and four years as a researcher in system dynamics and change management (Mannheim University). She was the Director of HRH Crown Princess Marys Foundation until 2012.

She holds a BSc from the Technical University of Denmark, MSc from Copenhagen Business School and a PhD from Mannheim University.

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Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars

Anna directs the new Centre for Excellence in Widening Participation Research and Practice at the University of Exeter.

Her research focusses on student transitions and progression.  Her book comparing university admissions in the United States and England has just come out in paperback in September 2017, and she is currently leading a collaborative project with colleagues at Exeter and a range of university and third sector partners on evaluation standards in outreach activities commissioned by the Office for Fair Access.

She holds degrees in Sociology from Kent University (BA) and Oxford University (MSc and DPhil)

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Eliza Kozman

Associate Advisor in the UK Governmental Behavioural Insights Team

Eliza has experience working on a range of education and skills projects. Her current research focuses on how role models can be used to improve education outcomes for white working-class boys. Before this, Eliza worked in higher education policy with a focus on university admissions and widening participation.

She holds an MSci in Physics from Imperial College London and is currently undertaking a PhD in Political Science as part of a collaboration between University College London and the Behavioural Insights Team.

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