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Dr Jake Anders
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UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
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Appointment
  • Associate Professor Centre for Education Improvement Science
  • Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Associate Professor

Deputy Director

UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO)

Jake completed his first degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at New College, University of Oxford, followed by a PhD in Economics of Education at UCL Social Research Institute. During this period, he also undertook a secondment to the UK Parliament's House of Commons Education Select Committee as a Committee Specialist. After completing his PhD, Jake joined the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, first as a Research Officer, before being promoted to Research Fellow. Jake then rejoined UCL, first as a Senior Research Fellow, before being appointed an Associate Professor in, and Deputy Director of, the Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO).

Research Summary

Jake Anders is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO). Jake's research focuses on better understanding the causes and consequences of educational inequalities, evaluating policies and programmes aiming to reduce these inequalities, and how best to do this evaluation. Jake leads the COVID Social Mobility & Opportunities study (COSMO): a major new longitudinal study funded by UKRI ESRC tracking the unequal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on a cohort of young people particularly acutely affected by the disruption that it caused. Other work includes research projects for multiple UK government departments, such as work for the Department for Education into the transition from education into work, as well as leading multiple randomised evaluations, such as Education Endowment Foundation-funded work focused on improving teachers' use of formative assessment. His doctoral research consisted of three linked studies considering aspects of socio-economic inequality in access to higher education in England, considering both the point of entry to university but also its precursors.

Teaching Summary

Jake regularly contributes to Masters-level modules across their department and faculty. Students should generally find resources for these on the relevant UCL Moodle site. Jake also regularly supervises Master's students completing dissertations with a quantitative focus, and supervises doctoral students with a focus on educational inequality and/or evaluation making use of advanced quantitative methods. Jake has supervised in partnership with the Department of Political Science and the Behavioural Insights Team as part of the UCL/BIT PhD Scholarship programme.

Teaching experience:

  • Lecturing on Understanding Research on MA Education in Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Lecturing on Researching Early Years and Primary Education on MA Early Years Education/Primary Education in Department of Learning and Leadership
  • Dissertation supervision on MA Early Years Education/Primary Education in Department of Learning and Leadership
  • Lecturing on Economic Perspectives on Education Policy on MA Educational Planning, Economics and International Development in Department of Education, Practice and Society
  • Lecturing on Using Stata efficiently and effectively on MSc Social Policy and Social Research/Social Research Methods in UCL Social Research Institute


Current doctoral students:

  • Joshua Uddin
  • Tom Waters


Previous PhD Students:

  • Silvan Häs (OCCAM)
  • Laura Zieger (OCCAM)
  • Eliza Kozman (BIT PhD Fellow)
  • Bibi Groot (BIT PhD Fellow)
  • Natasha Codiroli-McMaster


Appointments
01-AUG-2021 – 31-MAY-2022 Acting Director UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2019 Deputy Director UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2019 – 31-AUG-2022 Head of Research Department of Learning and Leadership IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2019 – 30-SEP-2019 Interim Director Centre for Education Improvement Science UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2019 Associate Professor of Quantitative Social Science UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities UCL, United Kingdom
01-APR-2016 – 31-DEC-2018 Senior Research Fellow Department of Learning and Leadership IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, United Kingdom
01-DEC-2015 – 31-MAR-2016 Research Fellow Employment Group National Institute of Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2015 – 30-APR-2017 Honorary Research Fellow UCL Social Research Institute UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2014 – 30-NOV-2015 Research Officer Employment Group National Institute of Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2011 – 31-MAR-2015 PhD Student UCL Social Research Institute UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2015   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2010   Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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