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Green Templeton College | Oxford

Professor Chris HusbandsProfessor Chris Husbands is director of the Institute of Education, University of London.

He read history and completed a doctorate at the University of Cambridge before beginning his career teaching in secondary schools.  He was a teacher and senior manager in schools before moving into higher education; he was formerly Director of the Institute of Education at Warwick University and Dean of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia.

He is currently a Board Member at the Training and Development Agency for Schools, and a member of the advisory Learning Panel at the National Trust, he has also served as a Board member at two examining groups - Edexcel and the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance.

He has written widely on issues of history education, teacher education and education policy more generally.  He was director of the National Evaluation of Children's Trusts which explored the relationships between teachers and other professionals in supporting children's well-being and led the UK component of the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes report on Transforming teacher education (2008).