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Dr Amy North
Room 713
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5405
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Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

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 Dr 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.


Research Groups
Research Summary

My research interests include:

Adult literacy/literacy as a social practice

The relationship between migration and education

Education inequalities in relation to policy and practice in low income contexts

Gender equality and women's empowerment



Teaching Summary

  • I supervise and teach across a number of modules on the Education and International Development cluster of MA programmes and am the module leader for the module Learners, Learning and Teaching in the Context of Education for All.  

  • I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students working on adult/women's literacy and/or aspects of the relationship between education and migration, particularly 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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