Geeta Gandhi Kingdon is Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London, where she holds the Chair of Education Economics and International Development. Prior to this, she was Research Fellow for 11 years at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford. Her research on Economics of Education is based mostly on statistical analysis of education datasets. Based on this research, she advises governments and donor agencies.
In India, she has been a member of the MHRD’s ‘Joint Review Missions’ of public education programmes Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, and is a member of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board. Professor Kingdon is also President of the board of City Montessori School Lucknow, which has 52,000 students. She divides her time between the UK and India.