Alvin Birdi is Professor of Economics Education in the Economics Department of the School of Economics, Finance and Management. He is also the University of Bristol's Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of The Economics Network, a national body that trains lecturers and promotes high quality and innovative teaching practice in Economics within the Higher Education sector.
Professor Birdi sits on the Council of the Scottish Economic Society and is a member of the Royal Economic Society's Conference of Heads of Departments of Economics (CHUDE). He is a member of the Education Committee of the European Economic Association and was on the 2015 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Benchmark Committee which revised the Benchmark Statement for Economics. He is also on the editorial board of the International Review of Economics Education.
Previously, he has been the Undergraduate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and has taught at a number of institutions including the universities of Manchester, Oxford, Cape Town, Sussex and Middlesex. In 2016, he won a University Award for Education from the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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