Dr. Pauline Dixon

GIS Expert Professor Pauline Dixon, PhD, is a Professor of International Development and Education at Newcastle University in the North East of England.

Dr. Dixon is regarded as a leading global expert by academics and policy makers for her innovative research and engagement activities in three major areas; first on the nature and extent of schooling for the marginalized; second, on learning interventions in schools and working collaboratively with school stakeholders to develop resources and materials; and third around interdisciplinary work with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Her research and engagement activities have culminated in three books and over 55 peer reviewed journal articles. She was awarded the 2013 Luminary Award in South Africa. She is the only woman to have been awarded this honor.

Dr. Dixon was called as an expert witness to provide written and aural evidence to the International Development Select Committee on the role of DFID funding of schools in the developing country context. Her international reputation for the research is complemented by her dissemination and research-based advocacy. She reviews publications for several journals and acts as a reviewer of research proposals and grants for the ESRC, the Carnegie Trust, The Sir John Templeton Foundation and the Rising Tide Foundation. She is a member of the ESRC Assessor Peer Review College as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  

As an expert around schooling and education Dr. Dixon takes on advisory roles including: Expert Advisor “CATALYZE EduFinance” for USAID and Palladium; Advisor for the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) “Learning 2030” Canada; Education Advisor for the International Education Absolute Return for Kids (London); Advisor The Centre for Development and Enterprise (South Africa) and through the consultancy firms Mott MacDonald and Oxford Analytica.

She carries out keynote talks worldwide, in countries including Brazil, South Africa, the United States, Sweden, Liechtenstein and Panama, and participates in high-level meetings that contribute to policy initiatives around the world. 

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