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Professor Lynn Ang becomes a Principal Fellow of the HEA

20 January 2022

IOE Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research Professor Lynn Ang has been awarded a Principal Fellowship by Advance HE, the UK national body that works with institutions across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society.

Lynn Ang

The Principal Fellowship Higher Education Award (PFHEA) is the highest recognition granted to individuals for their sustained contributions and effective record of impact on academic practice in higher education nationally and internationally. Only around 1% of Fellows worldwide have been awarded a Principal Fellowship. The award recognises Professor Ang’s sustained record of effective strategic leadership in research-informed academic practice.

In her role as Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research and Development at IOE, Professor Ang has overall strategic leadership of research and research-related functions. In addition to this, Professor Ang is currently Head of IOE’s Department of Learning and Leadership, and Co-Chair of the UCL Research Ethics Committee overseeing the governance of research ethics across UCL.

As Professor of Early Childhood, Lynn Ang’s expertise is in early childhood education, particularly in South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. She is also interested in the social, cultural and policy influences on children's early learning in different formal and informal contexts.

Additionally, Professor Ang has extensive experience in higher education, working closely with researchers and students in the field of early childhood and primary education. She has successfully taught across all levels from undergraduate and Master’s to Doctoral students.

Speaking to UCL Arena Centre, Professor Lynn Ang said:

At a strategic level in my leadership roles, I am committed to research-informed education and valuing the intrinsic links between research, teaching and learning. I hope my award will set a precedent for other research leaders to be active contributors in the translation of research to inform teaching and learning to benefit future generations of researchers and students.”