UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Prof Sandy Oliver
Room G1
10 Woburn Square
London
WC1H 0NR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6747
Appointment
  • Professor of Public Policy (Deputy Director, SSRU)
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography
Sandy joined the Institute of Education in 1995. She became a founding member of the EPPI-Centre (the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre) and developed a stream of work addressing Perspectives, Participation and Research. She has been directing the work of the Social Science Research Unit since 2015.

Sandy is now Professor of Public Policy at UCL Institute of Education and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg.

She is a member of the Board of the Campbell Collaboration, a Cochrane editor with their Consumers and Communication Review Group, and a co-convenor of the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group. She co-edits ‘Research for All’ an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together.

Research Groups
Research Summary

For thirty years Sandy's interests have focused on the interaction between researchers and people making decisions in their professional and personal lives. With this in mind she has been developing methods to collate knowledge from whole bodies of research – systematic reviews – not just single studies, and to involve policy makers, practitioners and people using public services in decisions about what research should be done, and how.

This work has spanned a broad range of research methodologies and many academic disciplines. Originally she worked in health and education. Most recently her work has been in the area of international development where she has conducted systematic reviews and built up a programme of support for research teams conducting reviews elsewhere.

Teaching Summary

 Sandy teaches on the undergraduate module Understanding Social Policy, and supervises students completing their masters dissertations and doctoral theses.

Academic Background
1981 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Virology University of Surrey
1976 BA Bachelor of Arts – Biology University of York
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by