Billy Wong is an Associate Professor in Widening Participation at the University of Reading (from August 2019). He has worked at the University of Roehampton and King’s College London, where he obtained his doctorate. He has also provided research consultancy to Stanford University and the University of West London. His areas of research are educational identities and inequalities, especially in the context of higher education and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
He has published in sociology of education and science education journals. His publications have explored the changing views and experiences of university students and staff, as well as young people’s science and career aspirations. He is author of Science Education, Career Aspirations and Minority Ethnic Students (2016, by Palgrave) and has written over 30 articles, chapters and reports.