Dr Pallavi Amitava Banerjee


Pallavi is a Lecturer in Science Education and an accredited researcher of the Economic and Social research Council (ESRC) and the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN).

She teaches on MSc Educational Research, MA Education and PGCE secondary Biology programmes.

Having completed a PhD at Durham University she also worked as a Resesarch Associate at Durham University on several research projects focussing on widening participation, contextualising admissions in higher education, STEM education, improving A-level examiner's understanding of reliability and validity of question papers.

Her research interests are in the areas of widening particpation, social mobility, robust evaluation of educational programmes for effectiveness, higher education and contributes to the research evidence base for improvement of education policy and practice by making use of national datasets. 

She is working on two research projects at the moment. One of these is funded by the ESRC and evaluates the fairness of admissions in the UK higher education (HE) sector. The other project funded by HEFCE addresses issues with tackling barriers during transition to HE.


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Contact details

Internal tel4778
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724778
AddressNorth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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