Professor Anna Vignoles is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust
Anna was appointed in 2021. She has previously been Professor of Education and Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, Professor of Economics of Education at the UCL Institute of Education and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance.
A distinguished academic, Anna’s research has focused on issues of equity and value in education, particularly the relationship between educational achievement and social mobility, and the role played by education and skills attainment in the economy and society. She has published widely on these topics.
She has acted as a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, Member of Council of the Economic and Social Research Council, and Member of the Advisory Board of the Sutton Trust. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017 and awarded a CBE in 2019 for her services to social sciences.