Dr Pallavi Amitava Banerjee
Senior Lecturer in Education, Associate Member of Q-Step Centre


Pallavi joined the University of Exeter in 2016. She teaches quantitative methods alongside other postgraduate courses and supervises doctoral students. 

She is currently working on a project funded by the Office for Students (OFS) which examines differential outcomes for BTEC students at the university. The 'Transforming Transitions' project addresses barriers to success in the educational trajectories of BTEC students between college and university and involves designing interventions to overcome these barriers. 

She is also working on an ESRC funded project which evaluates the fairness of admissions in the UK higher education sector.

The third project funded by OFS looks at effective evaluation of the impact of outreach interventions on access to higher education.

Pallavi gained her PhD in 2016 from the University of Durham. Her thesis evaluated the impact of STEM enrichment and enhancement activities in improving attainment and participation of students. Making use of the National Pupil Database the study looked at students qualifying for various deprivation indicators. In addition to the secondary data analysis, the thesis included a systematic review exploring factors linked to the underachievement of students in maths and science in school.

For the doctoral project, she received the ESRC impact acceleration award (2016), the Norman Richardson award (2014-15) and the Ustinov award (2014-15).

Research projects

Evaluating the fairness of admissions to UK higher education, ESRC 2017-19

Transforming transitions, OFS 2017-19, Co-I

Understanding effective evaluation of the impact of outreach interventions on access to higher education: phase two, OFS 2017-18, Co-I

Mapping and evaluating the use of contextual data in undergraduate admissions in Scotland Scottish Funding Council, 2015-16, Post-doctoral research associate Durham University

Getting students interested in science: What works? Projects & Initiatives Grants Scheme (Faculty of Social Sciences & Health) Durham University 2014-15, PI

Impact assessment of STEM initiatives in improving educational outcomes University of Durham, 2013-15, Doctoral project





Research group links

Contact details

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University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road
Office hours

For ERPM 002 Scientific methodologies drop-in sessions Autumn and Spring term 2018:

Thursday, 1pm-2pm and

Friday, 1pm-2pm.

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