Prof Sandy Oliver

Sandy joined the Institute of Education in 1995. She became a founding member of the EPPI-Centre (the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre) and developed a stream of work addressing Perspectives, Participation and Research. She has been directing the work of the Social Science Research Unit since 2015.

Sandy is now Professor of Public Policy at UCL Institute of Education and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg.

She is a member of the Board of the Campbell Collaboration, a Cochrane editor with their Consumers and Communication Review Group, and a co-convenor of the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group. She co-edits ‘Research for All’ an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together.