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Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is head of research in the Sheffield Institute of Education. She is a sociologist of education and her research areas include equity and diversity in higher education, widening participation, pedagogic diversity and the stratification of higher education, and the enactment of HE policy in to practice. She is a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research into Higher Education and co-convenor of their Access and Widening Participation network. She was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 2019.


  • Widening participation
  • Ethnicity, religion and social class
  • Qualitative and narrative research
  • Degree attainment and student outcomes
  • Higher education policy

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Professor Jacqueline Stevenson

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