Professor Alis Oancea

SKOPE Fellow

Alis Oancea is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy.

She specialises in studies of research policy and governance and in philosophy of research – including work on research assessment, impact and knowledge exchange, research funding, research quality, evaluation, open knowledge practices, research ethics, capacity, publication practices, and the cultural value of research in the arts and the humanities. This strand of work is complemented with a strong interest in teacher education research, innovation in teacher education policy and practice, knowledge and values in the teaching profession, and the role of research in teacher education. She has two PhDs, one in policy and governance for research (from the University of Oxford), and one in epistemology and research.

  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of the West, Timisoara
  • Director of Research, Oxford University Department of Education
  • Special Advisor on Research Impact, University of Oxford
  • Joint Editor, Oxford Review of Education
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council
  • Member of the Peer Review  of the Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Member of the Reviewer Pool, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Editorial board member: Review of Education; Educational Theory (review board)
  • Secretary, Oxford Branch of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
  • Member of Research Management Committee,  ESRC Centre for Global Higher Education
  • Associate Research Fellow, Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance
  • Co-convenor of OUDE’s Philosophy, Religion and Education research forum.
  • Member of the Research and International Forum of UCET (2011-13 and 2016 onwards)