International Research Agency and the Education Commission
Professor Anne Bamford is Director of the International Research Agency and the Education Commission. Anne has been recognized nationally and internationally for her research in education, emerging literacies and visual communication. She is an expert in the international dimension of education and through her research, she has pursued issues of creativity, innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. A World Scholar for UNESCO, Anne has conducted major national impact and evaluation studies for the governments of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Hong Kong, and Norway. Amongst her numerous articles and book chapters, Anne is author of the “Wow Factor: Global research compendium on the impact of the arts in education” which has been published in five languages and distributed in more than 40 countries. Anne is the winner of the Australian Institute for Educational Research, Outstanding Educational Research Award for 2002, Best Single Book Title 2004 and short listed for the British Female Innovator of the Year in 2006. Anne was elected as Freeman in the Guild of Educators in London in 2010 in recognition of her work in education.