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Gorard, Stephen

Stephen Gorard Durham University, UK

Stephen Gorard is Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Director of the Evidence Centre for Education, at Durham University ( He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, member of the ESRC Commissioning Panel for the Research Methods Programme, the British Academy grants panel, and Lead Editor for BERA’s Review of Education. He is a member of the Cabinet Office Trials Advice Panel as part of the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit.

His work concerns the robust evaluation of education as a lifelong process, focused on issues of equity, especially regarding school intakes. He is author of around 30 books and over 1,000 other publications. He is currently funded by Nesta to evaluate their EdTech Testbed, and by the British Academy to look at the impact of schooling in India and Pakistan.