Professor Alice Sullivan

    • D.Phil Sociology
      B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • Head of Department, Director and PI of BCS70
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    • I am the Director of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) and lead the team responsible for developing the content, design and analysis of the survey. I studied PPE at Balliol College, Oxford, before going on to pursue a D.Phil. at Nuffield College, Oxford, where I went on to a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I came to the Institute of Education as a researcher in 2003, and became Director of BCS70 in 2010. My research is focussed on social and educational inequalities in the life course. I have made extensive use of secondary data analysis of large-scale longitudinal data sets in my research, with a particular focus on the British birth cohort studies of 1958, 1970 and 2000. I have published on areas including: social class and gender differences in educational attainment, single-sex and co-educational schooling; private and grammar schools, cultural capital, reading for pleasure, and access to elite higher education.

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