BSoc Sci, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College; Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford

Academic Background

University of Bristol (Geography with Economics) BSocSci 1977
City of London Polytechnic (CNAA) PhD 1986

Pamela Sammons is a Professor of Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Nottingham (2004-2009). She spent 11 years at the Institute of Education University of London (1993-2004) where she was awarded a readership and a personal chair as a Professor of Education and appointed Coordinating Director of its International School Effectiveness & Improvement Centre (1999-2004). She spent three years as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Educational Research at the London School of Economics (1990-1993). Prior to this she was a Senior Researcher at the Research and Statistics Branch of the Inner London Education Authority (1981-1990) where she developed her interest in policy relevant educational research.

Pamela completed her undergraduate studies in social geography at the University of Bristol and conducted her doctoral work on the factors that influenced student participation in vocational further education while employed as a research assistant at the City of London Polytechnic (1978-1981).

Her research interests include: educational effectiveness and the promotion of equity in education,   school improvement and educational reform, early years education and longitudinal studies.Pam completed her undergraduate studies in social geography at the University of Bristol and conducted her doctoral work on the factors that influenced student participation in vocational further education while employed as a research assistant at the City of London Polytechnic (1978-1981).

Postgraduate Teaching

Course Director for the MSc in Education: Research Design and Methodology.

Editorial Boards

School Effectiveness and School Improvement

Race Ethnicity and Education

International Journal for Quantitative Research in Education

Other Information

Expert member of the OECD Evaluation and Assessment in Education country review for the Czech Republic and co-author of the Country Report (2012)

Member of the Teach First Global Strategy Group

Consultant for the development of the Pearson Model for school improvement

Expert member of the Government Science Office review of the DCSF’s use of research and evidence in developing and informing policy (2010)

Expert technical adviser to the KS3 DCSF Advisory Group on the abolition of KS3 national assessment tests and the development of school report cards (2010)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce

Visiting Professorial Fellow at  the Institute of Education, University of London

Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus, Department of Education

Visiting Professor at the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton

Visiting Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute of Education

Links

See also Professor Sammons' personal web page and Oxford University's Department of Education website.