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Dr RICHARDS, Benjamin

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Dr RICHARDS, Benjamin

PhD (London School of Economics)

Post-doctoral Fellow

Social Contexts and Policies of Education

Tel: (852) 3917 0361

Location: Room 507, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Social Policy; Education Policy; Statistical Modelling

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:

Early child development; education policy; socioeconomic inequalities

Teaching Areas:

Social research methods; child development and public policy


Richards, B., Bacon-Shone, J., & Rao, N. (2018). Socioeconomic correlates of early child development: Gradients from six countries in the East Asia-Pacific region. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0165025418785460

Zhang, L., Sun, J., Richards, B., Davidson, K., & Rao, N. (2018). Motor Skills and Executive Function Contribute to Early Achievement in East Asia and the Pacific. Early Education and Development 29(8), 1061-1080. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2018.1510204

Rao, N., Sun, J., Richards, B., Weber, A., Sincovich, A., Darmstadt, G. L., & Ip, P. (2018). Assessing Diversity in Early Childhood Development in the East Asia-Pacific. Child Indicators Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12187-018-9528-5

Rao, N., Becher, Y., Lee, D., Richards, B., Sun, J., Bacon-Shone, J., Ip, P., Umayahara, M., & Chen, E. (2017). Assessing early development and learning: the East Asia-Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales (EAP-ECDS). EAP-ECDS Brief. ARNEC. UNICEF.

Rao, N., Richards, B. & Umayahara, M. (2017). Myanmar East Asia- Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS) Project. UNICEF: Myanmar.

Rao, N., Becher, Y., Lau, C., Chen, E., Lee, D., Tse, S.K., McBride, C., Richards, B., & Lo, O. (2017). Promoting early development and learning in children from ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Narrative report. Optimus Foundation, UBS.

Richards, B. (2013). National identity and social cohesion: theory and evidence for British social policy. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Hills, J., & Richards, B. (2012). Localisation and the means test: A case study of support for English students from Autumn 2012. CASE/160.

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