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Dr Amy North
Room 713
20 Bedford Way
Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5405
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

 I work in the field of gender, education and international development. Much of my research is concerned with educational systems in developing contexts, with a particular focus on gender and inequality. I have a strong interest in adult literacy and the experiences of adult learners. I am also interested in migration with a focus on understanding  the way in which ideas regarding education, literacy or gender equality move and are translated between contexts. Current and recent research that I have been involved in includes research on teacher education and gender in five states in Nigeria; research looking at the ways in which global goals on gender, education and poverty reduction were understood and enacted in Kenya and South Africa; and an exploration of the literacy and learning practices and experiences of migrant domestic workers in London.

I am the programme leader for the MA in Education and International Development.

Research Summary

My research interests include:

Education policy and practice in developing country contexts

Gender equality

Women's empowerment

Adult literacy


Teaching Summary

Academic Background
2017 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Education University College London
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