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Prof Pat Pridmore
Flat 2
2-3 Palmeira Square
East Sussex
Tel: 07769971473
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  • Honorary Emeritus
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Pat Pridmore is Professor Emerita of Education and Health in International Development at University College Institute of Education in London.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Higher Education Academy and the College of Teachers. She has more than thirty years of experience of working in education, health and international development in more than twenty low and middle income countries.  She previously worked for the UK Government Overseas Development Administration (now called the Department of International Development, DFID) as a community nutritionist in the health sector in Tanzania, and spent ten years working in higher education in Nigeria.  She has led a number of multi-country research teams with funding from DFID and the UK Economic and Social Research Council and published books and articles concerned with rights-based, participatory approaches to multisectoral planning for health development. She has undertaken numerous consultancies for bilateral and international agencies including DANIDA, World Bank, UNICEF and WHO. 

Research Summary

Recent external research funding since 2000 (principal investigator indicated by *)

* £414,000      ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme (2010) Nutritional Improvement for children in urban Chile and Kenya.

* £65,000        Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Addressing the underlying and basic causes of child undernutrition in developing countries: what works and why?

* £250,000      ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme (2007) Supporting open and flexible learning to increase educational access for children in high HV prevalence areas of Malawi and Lesotho.

* £30,000        DFID Access to conventional schooling for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in in south Africa and Mozambique.

£450,000         Two research grants from DFID and one from the EU for the international programme of research on learning and teaching in multigrade settings.

£2.5 million    DFID for the Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity.


Teaching Summary

Guest lecturing

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, USA, (2009, 2010)

University of London:

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1996-8, 2006-2009)

The Institute of Child Health, London (1992-3)

The London School of Economics (2009)

The School of Oriental and African Studies (2011)

Doctoral examining

The University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2009)

The University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia (2009)

The University of Oxford (2008)

The London School of Economics (2007)

The University of Southampton (2006)

1989-date MA teaching, Programme Development and Course leadership. PhD teaching and supervision.

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