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Karen Evans University of London, UK

Karen Evans, PhD, FAcSS is Emeritus Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education. She held the Chair in Education in the Department of Education, Practice and Society at UCL and served as Head of Lifelong Education and International Development in the Institute of Education, University of London. Karen’s research and publications focus on learning in the life and work transitions of youth and adulthood. Honorary Professorships currently include the UK Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES, UCL) and RMIT University, Australia.  She also plays leading roles in the Asia-Europe Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning and in VETNET (European Educational Research Association). She was honoured to be awarded the European Commission’s Vocational Education and Training Research Award in 2017.