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Prof. Sally Power

Role: Director, WISERD EducationSally Power.jpg

Institution: Cardiff University

Telephone: 029 208 74738


Prior to joining the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University in 2004 as a Professorial Fellow, Sally Power was based at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she was Head of the School of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies and Director of the Education Policy Research Unit. Before that she also worked at the Universities of Bristol, Warwick and West of England.

Until 2012, she co-edited of the BSA journal Sociology. She is currently co-editor of the BERA journal British Educational Research Journal and an elected member of the Executive Council of the British Educational Research Association.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on the relationship between education and inequality, and particularly social class differentiation, as well as the relative success and failure of education policies designed to promote greater equality of opportunity.

Current Research

  • ­­2012-  ongoing: Director of WISERDEducation, HEFCW (with C Taylor), £930,900
  • 2014- WISERD/Civil Society. Funded by the ESRC, £7M (Leader of Theme 4 ‘Generations’, PI Ian Rees-Jones).

Click here to view Sally’s official Cardiff University bio page





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