Carole Willis receives fellowship status of the Academy of Social Sciences

Press Release

Thursday 1 September 2022

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is pleased to announce its Chief Executive, Carole Willis, has been awarded Fellowship status of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), for her contribution to the sector.

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. It champions the vital role social sciences play in education, government, and business.

Carole, who joined NFER in December 2013, has extensive experience of leading research and analysis in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about promoting quantitative analysis in education and making better use of rich administrative data sets to understand how to improve education outcomes.

Carole will now join a group of distinguished individuals from academic, public, private and third sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences, who have been elected by peers for the excellence of their work and their wider impact.

NFER’s Chief Executive, Carole Willis, said:

“Our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems.

“I look forward to joining this group of leading experts from across the social sciences and support the work of the Academy in bridging the gap between education research and evidence-based policy.”