CV: Alan Smithers

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Born: 20 May 1938

Ed­u­ca­tion: Bark­ing Abbey Gram­mar School, King’s Col­lege Lon­don

1962-1964: Lec­turer in bi­ol­ogy at Col­lege of St Mark and St John, Chelsea

1964-1967: Lec­turer in plant phys­i­ol­ogy, Birk­beck Col­lege, Univer­sity of Lon­don

1967-1976: Re­search fel­low, then lec­turer in ed­u­ca­tion, Univer­sity of Brad­ford

1977-1996: Pro­fes­sor of ed­u­ca­tion, Univer­sity of Manch­ester

1990- 1994: Mem­ber of the Royal So­ci­ety com­mit­tee on teacher sup­ply

1992-1993: Worked on the Na­tional Cur­ricu­lum Coun­cil

1996-1998: Pro­fes­sor of ed­u­ca­tion (pol­icy re­search), Brunel Univer­sity

1997-2015: Spe­cial ad­viser, then stand­ing ad­viser, to the House of Com­mons Ed­u­ca­tion Se­lect Com­mit­tee

1998-2004: Syd­ney Jones pro­fes­sor of ed­u­ca­tion, Univer­sity of Liver­pool

2001- 2012: Re­search ad­viser to the Sut­ton Trust ed­u­ca­tional char­ity

2004-present: Pro­fes­sor of ed­u­ca­tion and di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for

Ed­u­ca­tion and Em­ploy­ment Re­search, Univer­sity of Buck­ing­ham

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: BSC in botany, PHD in plant phys­i­ol­ogy, MSC in psy­chol­ogy and so­ci­ol­ogy of ed­u­ca­tion, PHD in ed­u­ca­tion, char­tered psy­chol­o­gist

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