Professor of Education, University of Bedfordshire

Professor Uvanney Maylor is Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire. Prior to joining the University of Bedfordshire she was a Reader in Education at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education at London Metropolitan University, and Director of Multiverse (a professional resource network for initial teacher education).

From 2008-11 she was an elected member of the British Educational Research Association Executive Council. She was recently recruited onto the UK-wide Higher Education Funding Council for Education Research in Excellence Framework (2014) sub-panel for Education, and is an invited fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Uvanney is committed to educational equity, inclusion and social justice and is particularly interested in research that focuses on issues of 'race', ethnicity, racism and culture as they impact on educational practice and Black and minority ethnic student and staff experience, and identities.

Her work includes studies of schools, further and higher education, and initial teacher education. By bringing greater scrutiny to educational practice through research, her work seeks to positively impact on educational outcomes for minority ethnic groups and inform antiracist practice.

She has an extensive track record of successful research projects in the education and institutional experience of potentially marginalised and discriminated against groups (including staff and students in schools, further and higher education).


  • 2010–present
    Professor of education, University of Bedfordshire
  • 2010–2014
    Director of the Institute for Research in Education, University of Bedfordshire
  • 2001–2010
    Reader in Education at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education , London Metropolitan University


  • 2007
    Diversity and Citizenship in the Curriculum: Research Review with Read, B. with Mendick, H., Ross, A. and Rollock, N, Department for Education and Skills