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Research interests

Professor Becky Allen is an expert in the analysis of large-scale administrative and survey datasets. Her research investigates school responses to changes in education policy and teacher careers. She has written extensively on school accountability, admissions, expenditure, teacher retention and teacher working practices.

In addition to her current academic appointment, she is Chief Analyst and co-founder of Teacher Tapp, the largest teacher survey and professional development tool in the UK. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Until 2018, she was Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education. Between 2014 and 2017, she was the founding Director of FFT Education Datalab, a non-profit research organisation that aims to make quantitative policy evaluation accessible to those involved with running schools. In 2018, she chaired a Government working group to review how data is used in schools.

Supervisory Interests

Becky is happy to hear from prospective students who are interested in studying research areas that are aligned with her own interests, particularly if they plan to conduct some quantitative analysis as part of their studies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Institute of Education

Award Date: 15 Jun 2008

Master, Institute of Education

Award Date: 31 Aug 2005

Bachelor, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

Honorary Research Fello, University of Oxford

7 Mar 20197 Mar 2021

Member, Standards Advisory Group

1 Sep 2015 → …


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