Who's who

Dr Sonia Exley - Assistant Professor
Old 2.64 
020 7955 7369

LSE Experts

Professor Anne West - Professor of Education Policy

Room OLD 1.16
020 7955 7269
LSE Experts

Anne West is interested in equity issues in relation to education, including market-oriented reforms, particularly school admissions, the financing of school-based education and higher education.


Elizabeth Bailey- LSE Fellow

Room OLD 2.59
020 7955 7453


Ed Barnett - PhD Candidate    


Ed’s interest is in education in developing countries, in particular on decentralisation and quality. Ed has significant experience of working and research in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Cameroon, Malawi, Uganda and South Africa. Ed is a part-time PhD candidate researching decentralisation and education quality in Malawi. He is also an education adviser at the Department for International Development.

Dr Phillip Noden Research Fellow

020 7955 7381
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Philip Noden has worked on numerous research projects. These include policy evaluations commissioned by central government (Specialist Schools, Excellence in Cities, Two Year Key Stage 3, UK Resilience Project). His research has also focused on education funding, attainment gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged schools and educational admissions to secondary schools and higher education institutions.

Dr Jonathan Roberts Researcher

020 7955 7347
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Jonathan Roberts’ research interests include the role of voluntary and mutual organisations in public service delivery and trust in public services. He has a particular interest in education and early years policy. His doctoral research explored how parents trust preschool childcare provision, and he has also undertaken research on early years funding and social enterprise.  Most recently he has participated in the Family Transitions in Early Adulthood project, a study which explored both the support which parents give to their children during university and also the increasingly common phenomenon of young adults who return to live at the parental home after graduation.