Professor Emerita and Fellow of St Hilda's College
Professor Anne Edwards joined the Department of Education in 2005 having held Chairs at the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham. She was Director of the Education Department for three years (January 2010 to December 2012) and when not in that post, she was its Director of Research.
Anne is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and is a former President of the British Educational Research Association. She is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College Oxford and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo from 2007 to 2016. She has been awarded Doctorates honoris causa by the Universities of Helsinki and Oslo. She was a member of the ESRC’s Research Grants Board between 2003 and 2007 and a member of the Education sub-panel in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise. She is co-founder with Geoff Hayward of OSAT (the Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research), is a founding editor of Learning Culture and Social Interaction and remains a member of its editorial board. She sits on several research advisory boards internationally, undertakes research evaluations for research councils worldwide and continues to be involved in institutional reviews.
Professor Edwards was Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology, Sydney February - March 2016.She holds a visiting Professorship at the University of Oslo, has been awarded Doctorates honoris causa by the University of Helsknki and the University of Oslo and is a Fellow of St Hilda's College.