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Emeritus Professor Tony Kelly

Emeritus Professor Tony Kelly

Research interests

  • Education effectiveness
  • Education policy
  • Leadership and improvement

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ


I am Professor of Education at the University of Southampton. I specialise in the theory of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement; in particular, as it relates to educational leadership, Higher Education, governance and policy analysis, and in developing innovative quantitative approaches and mathematical modelling techniques for use in educational research.

I have recently completed work with the Open Innovation Team at the Cabinet Office and continue to work on funded research projects with colleagues Nic Pensiero & Christian Bokhove on the impact of Covid-19 school closures on education outcomes. 

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