Kiran is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Founder of The Difference.
Kiran is developing IPPR’s latest innovation in public service workforce reform. The Difference is a new fast-track programme to develop school leaders who are specialist in supporting children with complex needs. Kiran recently gave evidence to the Commons Education Select Committee regarding subcontracted alternative provision.
Prior to joining IPPR, she was Head of Vocational and Higher Education policy at the Social Mobility Commission.
Her work focuses on social mobility, poverty and education, and has spanned policy and practice; she has advised on education policy for Save the Children and Teach First; and led recruitment and programme design for the Future Teaching Scholars programme with the Educational Development Trust.
A former inner-city teacher and teacher educator, Kiran holds a PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church, an MSc in Public Policy from UCL and an MA(Cantab) in Education Studies from the University of Cambridge.