Chris Husbands


Professor Chris Husbands is an education expert, academic, university leader and public servant. He is one of the UK’s leading education expertts, and currently Director of the Institute of Education, University of London – rated first in the world in the 2014 QS rankings. He is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Council member of the British Education Research Association. He has held senior leadership positions in three UK universities, and visiting appointments internationally: he has taught or led consultancy programmes on four continents.

Chris is committed to educational research and development which improves outcomes and life chances for children and young people around the world. His research on education policy, teaching and curriculum has attracted over £5million in external funding and has been disseminated through almost 400 publications including 12 books and 50 papers as well as journalism and presentations around the world. His public service includes membership of the Academies Commission, the Commission on a Royal College of Teaching and, as chair, the independent Skills TaskForce as well as a series of non-executive board appointments. He has undertaken consultancy in Singapore, Moscow, China, and Norway.