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Professor Steve Strand

Professor of Education - University of Oxford
Steve is Professor of Education at the University of Oxford. Previously he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick (2005-2012), Head of Research and Data Analysis at GL Assessment (1998-2005), and Head of Research and Evaluation at Wandsworth (1990-1998) and Croydon (1988-1990) Local Authorities, where he was responsible for pioneering work on ‘value added’ analyses of school effectiveness. His research interests are in ethnic, social class and gender gaps in a wide range of educational outcomes. His methodological expertise is in the quantitative analysis of large and complex longitudinal datasets such as the National Pupil Database. He has been a special adviser to the House of Commons Education Select Committee and a consultant to the Department for Education’s Black Children and Pupil’s Achievement Group and Gender Agenda. He is a member of the editorial boards of five major education journals, is a past member of the BERA Executive Council, and is a full member of the Education Panel for REF 2021. Further details see: