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

I work in the field of education and international development and am a member of the Centre for Education and International Development (CEID). My research is concerned with understanding the inequalities in relation to education, primarily in low-income contexts. I have particular interests in literacy, adult learning, women's empowerment and migration, with a focus on understanding processes of (im)mobility, and the ways in which ideas, policies and practices move and are interpreted between and across different contexts. I co-coordinate CEID's research stream on Education, Migration and (Im)mobility, together with Professor Elaine Chase.

Some of my 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.

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Research Summary

My research interests include:

Education and development in contexts of migration and (im)mobility

Adult learning, women's literacy and literacy as a social practice

Educational inequalities and the empowerment of women and girls

Student mobility and teaching and learning in/for international development 

Teaching Summary
I am Academic Head of Learning and Teaching (AHLT) with responsibility for postgraduate taught programmes in the department of Education, Practice and Society. 

I teach and supervise across the Education and International Development cluster of MA programmes, and am module leader for the modules Migration, Education and Development, and Learners, Learning and Teaching in the context of Education for All (EFA). 

 I supervise doctoral students working on aspects of the relationship between education, migration and (im)mobility and/or on adult/women's literacy in the context of international development.

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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