Ed Barnett

Ed Barnett

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

About me

Research topic:

Quality primary education in Malawi: what role for decentralisation?

Ed is from London and holds two MSc degrees from the LSE, in Social Policy and Development (2006) and in Social Policy (Research) (2011). Ed has over 12 years of experience of working in education internationally; this includes teaching in a government secondary school in Cameroon, as Programme Director for an NGO in Malawi and as a World Bank education consultant. Ed has also worked in the UK, supporting the teaching of citizenship and facilitating school partnerships with schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Ed currently works as an education adviser with the UK Department for International Development and studies for his PhD on a part-time basis.

Research interests:
School financing, decentralisation, governance and quality in sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.

Supervisors: Professor Anne West, Professor Stephen Jenkins