Professor Steve Strand

Professor of Education, Department of Education


Professor Steve Strand is interested in ethnicity, social class and gender in relation to a wide range of educational outcomes (such as educational achievement, pupil progress, attendance, exclusion from school, the identification of Special Educational Needs etc.) and at all stages of statutory schooling age 4-16. He is also interested in school effectiveness, on the impact of English language fluency, pupil mobility, parental involvement, and on education policy in relation to school effectiveness. 


  • Race / ethnicity and educational achievement
  • Social class and achievement
  • White working-class achievement
  • Intersectionality
  • Equity in education
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Special educational need (SEN)
  • School effectiveness / performance / league tables

Media experience

Professor Strand has considerable media experience, including national print and broadcast media.