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Professor of Education, Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Professor Anna Vignoles is Professor of Education (1938) at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely on the impact of school resources on pupil achievement and on the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement. Her research interests include issues pertaining to equity in education, school choice, school efficiency and finance and the economic value of schooling. Anna is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education.

Anna has advised numerous government departments, including the Department for Education, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury. She provided advice to the Browne Review of Higher Education Funding, the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee investigation of higher education funding, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee, as part of their inquiry into education and training opportunities for young people, and Lord Leitch's Review of Skills. Anna is also the economist member of the NHS Pay Review Body.

Anna is an Associate Editor for the Cambridge Journal of Education and Education Economics. She peer reviews for a range of journals and organisations including, the British Education Research Journal, the ESRC, Oxford Economic Papers and the Economics of Education Review.


  • –present
    Professor of Education, University of Cambridge