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Speaker Biography

Professor Geoff Whitty

Geoff Whitty was Director of the Institute of Education, University of London for over ten years from 2000 to 2010 and is now Professor of Public Sector Policy and Management at the University of Bath.

Earlier in his career, Geoff taught in primary and secondary schools before working at Bath University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, King's College London, Bristol Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College.

He was President of the British Educational Research Association from 2005-2007, has been an adviser to successive House of Commons select committees on Education since 2005 and is currently on the Board of Ofsted.

In 2009, Geoff received the Lady Plowden Memorial Medal for outstanding services to education and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011 he was awarded a CBE for services to teacher education.

Geoff was a member of the Higher Education Commission, which produced a recent report on the future of postgraduate education.


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