Professor of Learner Centred Design, University College London Knowledge Lab. Founder and CEO, EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd.
Rosemary (Rose) Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab and renowned for her research into the design and evaluation of educational technology which is influenced by the learning sciences and the use of artificial intelligence (AI). She was named as was named as one of the 20 most influential people in education in the Seldon List, 2017.
Rose has a particular interest in how AI can be used to enable more effective, continuous, formative assessment processes and tools. Her 2018 book: Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The Future of Education for the 21st Century describes how AI can be used effectively to support teaching and learning, and how the prevalence of emerging technologies impacts on what, and how, we teach and learn currently.
Rose is Founder of EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd., a London hub for start-ups, researchers and educators developing, and collaborating, evidence-based educational technology. Her various roles in the sector reflect her expertise and reputation as a leader in the field. Rose is a past president and current treasurer of the International Society for AI in Education; co-founder of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education; and a member of the European AI Alliance. Rose held an International Franqui Chair at KU Leuven in 2019.
Rose has published numerous academic articles in journals and has authored 2 monographs and 2 edited collections. She is also lead author of Nesta’s influential Decoding Learning report published in 2012 and Pearson’s Unleashing Intelligence, published in 2016. She is a member of the EPSRC peer review college and is also a regular reviewer for RCUK more generally.
Rose’s expertise in technology is matched by her experience in education. She has taught in the secondary, further education and university sectors and is a governor and trustee at St Paul’s independent boys’ day school in London, where she chairs the education committee. Rose is also president of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton and has previously served on the governing bodies of state primary and secondary schools.
Prior to taking up her post at the Knowledge Lab in 2006, Rose was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex.