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Senior Research Fellow, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, UCL

Rebecca Hale is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and one of the principal authors of What Do Students Know and Understand about the Holocaust? Evidence from English Secondary Schools. She has written about a number of issues within Holocaust education including the need for more empirical research in primary schools, how college students relate Milgram’s obedience experiments to their understanding about the Holocaust, and the complexities of exploring impact. She leads the Centre’s evaluation activity, studying the impact of its professional development and Beacon School programmes. She began her career as a secondary school teacher before completing a masters and PhD in psychology. Prior to joining UCL in 2013, she worked as a researcher on several projects in the fields of psychology and education.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, UCL


  • 2013 
    Keele University, PhD Psychology
  • 2007 
    Keele University, MSc Psychological Research Methods
  • 2005 
    University of Leicester, PGCE (Social Sciences)
  • 2004 
    Keele University, BSc Psychology and Education Studies