Name: Keith M Lewin
Educational Qualifications and Positions
D.Phil. Institute of Development Studies/University of Sussex, 1981.
M.Sc. Science Policy, University of Manchester. 1972.
B.Sc. Physics. First Class Honours Degree. University of Manchester, 1971
C. Phys Chartered Physicist
FAcSS Fellow of the U.K. Academy of Social Sciences
Honorary Professor, University of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Investiture: 1993.
Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China Investiture: 1994
The Joyce Cain Award (2013). Best Article Comparative and International Education Society of North America
Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (2012)
Mingyuan Prize (2022). Beijing Normal University. Contributions to research on education and development in China
Chair of Trustees, UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET)
President 2005/6: British Association of Comparative and International Education
Senior advisor to Commonwealth Sub-Committee on the SDGs 2012-2015
Research advisor to DFID/FCDO
Consultant to the Global Partnership for Education 2015-17
World Bank (SEIA) Senior Consultant on Financing Secondary Education in Africa 2004-2010
DFID/Government of India Research advisor for MHRD / RMSA 2007-2015
African Development Bank senior advisor, African Education Development Fund 2016-20
International Institute of Educational Planning, Board of Consultants, Paris 1994-2002
UNICEF Senior Consultant on financing 1988-2004
AUSAID Senior consultant on Aid to Education 2011-2014
Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Physics, Association of Science Education, and at various times Editorial Boards for journals in South Africa, Ghana, India and the International Journal of Education and Development
Keith M Lewin is a British Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex where he established the international development programme in 1979. From 1995–2011 he was the Director of the Centre for International Education (CIE), at the University of Sussex, which he developed into an internationally recognised centre for research on education and development. The CIE is part of the development studies group at Sussex which regularly ranks first globally in the QS World University Rankings.
Keith has supervised more than 50 PhD students and was the founding Director of the master’s degree program in International Education and Development which is now in its forty fourth year. He has been grant holder for over £5 million worth of research and development projects and a consistent top ten grant holder. He is the author of over 200 books, journal articles and reports on education and development.
He is former Director of the Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (www.CREATE-rpc.org). He is well known for his work in educational planning, economics and finance of education, teacher education, assessment, science education in developing countries, aid to education and sustainable educational development. He has been adviser to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organisations on education planning and policy, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, DFID/FCDO, UNESCO, UNICEF, IIEP, Australian Aid, GTZ, SIDA, UNDP and others.
Keith Lewin’s CV is available on request