Professor Anna Vignoles

Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and a trustee of the Nuffield Foundation. Anna has extensive experience of using large scale administrative data to study factors relating to pupil achievement and students' outcomes from education. She has published widely on widening participation into higher education and on the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement.

Her research interests include issues pertaining to equity in education, school choice, school efficiency and finance, higher education and the economic value of schooling.

Anna has advised numerous government departments, including the Department for Education, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury.