Professor Anna Vignoles CBE

Professor Anna Vignoles CBE - Academic Non-Executive Director

Professor Anna Vignoles is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely on widening participation in higher education, social mobility, the impact of school resources on pupil achievement and on the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement. Her research interests include issues pertaining to equity in education, school choice, school efficiency and finance and the economic value of schooling. 

Professor Vignoles has advised numerous government departments, including the Department for Education, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury. She provided advice to the Browne Review of Higher Education Funding, the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee investigation of higher education funding, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee, as part of their inquiry into education and training opportunities for young people, and Lord Leitchs Review of Skills. 

Professor Vignoles is an Associate Editor for The Cambridge Journal of Education and Education Economics a member of the ESRC Research Committee and chaired the steering group for the ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review.  

Professor Vignoles was awarded the British Education Research Journal Editor’s Choice award in 2015 and a CBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to social science.


Anna Vignoles