Professor Sue Ellis

Sue Ellis is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde and Co-Director of its Centre for Education and Social Policy. She is co-author of the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report Closing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Education, led the Education Strand of Renfrewshire’s Poverty Commission and sits on the Scottish Government ‘s Education Leaders Forum, set up to provide advice to Government Ministers.

Sue researches effective literacy teaching and policy development, working with student teachers, teachers and the policy community on projects that improve literacy outcomes for pupils.  Her focus is on developing sustainable, long-term and effective models for intervention and practice , using place-based research that generates the knowledge and the prototypes that help teachers change youngsters’ lives for the better.




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