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Professor Ann Phoenix

Professor Ann Phoenix

Professor of Psychological Studies,
UCL Institute of Education

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University of London. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. Her research is mainly about social identities and the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked. It focuses on racialised and gendered identities and experiences; mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents and the transition to motherhood. Her most recent book is Phoenix, A., Boddy, J., Walker, C., & Vennam, U. (2017). Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK. Policy Press.

  • Analysing solutions in supporting more women to professorships to enhance the recruitment pool for senior roles across higher education institutions
  • Harnessing the knowledge and talents of women below professorial level and supporting improved progression
  • Evaluating how to ensure women have equal access to research funding in order to allow the development of an academic career
  • Sharing practical approaches to tackling unconscious bias and improving selection processes
  • Exploring pathways to senior leadership roles across higher education