Anna Robinson-Pant is Professor of Education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia. She holds the UNESCO Chair for Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation, a collaborative research, training and policy-focused partnership with universities in Nepal, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Malawi and Egypt. She has worked in Nepal since 1985 in training, planning and research roles, including with VSO and ActionAid. Her ethnographic research in Nepal – Why eat green cucumber at the time of dying? Exploring the link between women’s literacy and development – received the UNESCO International Award for Literacy Research in 2001. Since moving into UK higher education, she has been active in developing methodological approaches to researching across languages and cultures, and received the BMW Group Award for Intercultural Learning (Theory Category) 2007 for her contribution in this field. Her current research focuses on adult literacy, gender and sustainable development; the geopolitics of academic writing and the internationalisation of higher education. She has been actively involved in BAICE over many years, including five years as Co-Editor of Compare. She is currently on the editorial board with specific responsibility for the development of the BAICE/Compare Writing for Publication Programme, and is BAICE President for 2018-19.
Affiliation: University of East Anglia, UK
BAICE Role: BAICE President 2018 - 2019
Journal Role: Compare Editorial Board Member, Writers’ Workshop Facilitator