Alison Wolf


Alison Wolf is the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, and specialises in the relationship between education and the labour market. Alison’s latest book is “The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating A New Society.”

She has a particular interest in training and skills policy, universities, and the medical workforce. She has been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons select committee on education and skills; writes widely for the national press and is a presenter for Analysis on BBC Radio 4; and in March 2011 completed the Wolf Review of Vocational Education for the Secretary of State for Education.

Professor Wolf was awarded the 2008 Sam Aaronovitch memorial prize for her article in Local Economy on the Leitch Review of Skills. She has been an adviser to, among others, the OECD, the Royal College of Surgeons, the Ministries of Education of New Zealand, France and South Africa, the European Commission, the International Accounting Education Standards Board, and the Bar Council. Professor Wolf was awarded the CBE for services to education in the Queen’s 2012 birthday honours.