Professor Anne West awarded Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

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Professor Anne West of the Department of Social Policy has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by The Leverhulme Trust.

The fellowship will cover a two-year period and will begin in September 2023. Professor West will work on a new research project entitled “School admissions and school choice in comparative perspective”. The main outcome of the research project will be a monograph published by Routledge.

The Leverhulme Trust provides grants and scholarships for research and education. It operates across all the academic disciplines to support individuals in their research and professional training.

Anne West is a Professor of Education Policy. Her work focuses on education reforms and their impact on equity and equality of opportunity. She said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. School admissions are important as they can affect equality of opportunity, school composition and social cohesion. However, comparative research on school admissions and choice policies is lacking. This project will review admissions and choice policies in France, Germany, Sweden, the UK and the USA and selected policy dimensions in Chile, China, and South Africa, to analyse school systems established post-World War II. It is a great honour to receive the Leverhulme Trust’s support for this ground breaking research.”

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