Keith Lewin

Keith Lewin (PhD, MSc, BSc, FAcSS, C.Phys) is the Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex. He has degrees in physics, science policy and development and has worked as a consultant on development in Asia and Africa for over 45 years for DFID, the World Bank, the Africa Development Bank, UNICEF and UNESCO, and the GIZ. He has been and advisor to governments in South and South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has coordinated many multi-country research projects on educational planning and finance, science education, teacher education, and assessment. He was director of the UK DFID funded Research Centre on Educational Access and Equity and also Research Advisor to the Government of India’s DFID supported RMSA programme to universalise access to secondary education. Recently he has been a Senior Technical Advisor to the African Development Bank. His publications include more than 200 journal articles, technical reports and books. He was the founding Director of the Sussex international Masters programme 40 years ago and has supervised more than 50 PhD students. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Chartered Physicist, and is an honorary Professor in Beijing and Hangzhou, He is a past President of BAICE and was Chair of the Trustees of the UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) until 2020.