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Name Professor Patricia Broadfoot
Job title Emeritus Professor of Education
Department School of Education University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Leeds), MEd(Edin), PhD(Open), DSc(Bristol), AcSS
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Chair, Governing Board, Understanding Society (ESRC and Government funded longitudinal survey of 40,000 UK households)
Keywords education
assessment
social science infrastructure and resources
education for sustainability
Cabot Institute
Areas of expertise As an educationist, I work in the field of assessment and its impact on teaching and learning arguing the need for more attention to be paid to 'learning power' and emotional intelligence.

International and comparative education systems, education policy.

The future of Social Science and the availability of data through large scale longitudinal surveys. I chair the Governing Board of the largest longitudinal survey in the world which will transform the data available for policy-making and potentially for other groups such as business.

Recently I have become a member of the University of Bristol Cabot Institute for research on Sustainable Futures and have developed expertise on education for sustainability.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken    written
Media experience I have done a number of both radio and TV interviews on the above subjects as well as liaising with journalists and writing for the press.