Best known for her work on gender and achievement, Becky’s research has focused on social identities in education and educational in/equalities. She has recently combined education policy work with her academic career: Becky’s policy research and analysis includes her recent influential work on ‘Satisfactory’ schools in relation to social disadvantage, and her direction of the Academies Commission.
Her academic publications centre on social identities (gender, ‘race’ and social class) in educational contexts, social identity and educational achievement, and feminist theory. She has written many books on these topics, including the most recent Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils (2012, Continuum); and has also co-edited several readers on theory and practice in gender and education, including the Sage Handbook of Gender and Education (2006).
Becky is a member of the Centre for Public Policy Research and Director of the 'Education, Policy and Society' and 'Education and Professional Studies' MA courses.