UCL Institute of Education

Dr Alice Bradbury is an Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Dr Bradbury specialises in research on the impact of policy on classroom practices and inequalities, with a particular focus on issues of assessment in early years and primary schools. She has written extensively on primary assessment policy and the role of data, including the books Understanding Early Years Inequality (2013) and The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education (2017, with Guy Roberts-Holmes). Her forthcoming book with Policy Press considers the relationship between the concept of ability and the reproduction of class and race inequality. Her current research projects explore the role of nursery schools in reducing disadvantage, the impact of Sats tests on primary schools, and the retention of BME teachers.