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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
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

I work in the field of education and international development. My research interests include a concern with educational systems and practices in contexts of poverty, with a particular focus on gender and inequality. I have a strong interest in adult literacy and the experiences of adult learners, and in the relationship between education and migration. Much of my current research is focused on understanding  the way in which ideas regarding education, literacy or gender equality move and are translated between spaces in the context of global mobility and migration.

Current and recent research projects include: a critical study of the wider benefits of postgraduate programmes in international development; an exploration of the literacy and learning practices and experiences of migrant domestic workers in London; research on teacher education and gender equality in Nigeria; and a study of the enactment of global goals on gender, education and poverty reduction in Kenya and South Africa.

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

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Research Summary

My research interests include:

Education policy and practice in low income contexts

Gender equality and women's empowerment

Adult literacy/literacy as a social practice

The relationship between migration and education

Teaching Summary

Academic Background
2017   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2016   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
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