Sandra McNally from the University of Surrey and the NESET

Professor at the University of Surrey, Member of the Network of Experts in Social aspects of Education and Training (NESET), United Kingdom.

Name: Prof. Sandra McNally, PhD
Postal Adress: University of Surrey
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Current position: Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Surrey

Sandra McNally a new external advisor to the network, is currently Professor at the University of Surrey and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London School of Economics. She is also the Director of the Education Programme at CEP. McNally has received her PhD from the University College London, holds a MSc in Environmental Economics from the University College London and a BA in Economics from the Trinity College in Dublin.

She has published widely in the field of education economics; among others in the Journal of Human Capital, the Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. She has also edited a book on Education and Economic Performance (McNally and Wolf 2011). Besides that, she has extensive experience in public sector consultancy through numerous reports for ministries and departments and is an IZA and CESifo Research Fellow and a member of the Education and Children’s Social Care Group, the Reference Group for the Catholic Education Service, the Coalition for Evidence-Based Education (CEBE), and the Academic Advisory Panel to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

As a member of the Network of Experts in Social aspects of Education and Training (NESET) which serves the DG EAC as a complementary network to the here proposed group of education economists, Sandra McNally is the ideal partner to build bridges between our group of experts and researchers coming from adjacent disciplines in the social sciences.