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Manchester Institute of Education


The Manchester Institute of Education has 65 teaching and research staff with a broad range of research interests, teaching experience and expertise.

Our successes are made possible by the hard work and creativity of our staff, who are leading experts in education and have a broad range of knowledge in their respective fields.

Academic staff

Honorary and visiting fellows

We are privileged to have had some of the world's leading researchers work with us over the years.

Professor Michael Apple

Professor Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

He works on the limits and possibilities of critical educational policy and practice in a time of conservative restoration.

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Professor Chris Chapman

Professor Chapman was Visiting Professor for 2013 and collaborated with the Manchester Institute of Education.

Professor Chapman is widely known for his work on school improvement, new structures of schooling and school leadership.

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Professor Andy Hargreaves

Professor Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education.

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Professor Shane Jimerson

Professor Jimerson is at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Professor Jimerson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is an expert in traumatic stress with specialization in working with children, families, and schools.

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Professor Shi Jinghuan

Professor Shi Jinghuan is Executive Dean of the School of Education in Tsinghua University, China.

She is the architect of the Chinese version of NSS, and was Secretary to the Ministerial Committee set up to review the progress of education reforms in China.

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Professor Ann Lieberman

Professor Lieberman was Simon Visiting Professor in 2014.

Professor Lieberman is widely known for her work in teacher leadership and development, collaborative research, networks and school-university partnerships, and the problems and prospects for understanding educational change.

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Professor Lejf Moos

Professor Moos is at the Danish University of Education, Copenhagen, where he is Director of the Research Programme on Professional and Vocational Development and Leadership.

He works in the area of school improvement and effectiveness and is the President of ICSEI.

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Professor John Smyth

Professor John Smyth is Research Professor of Education, University of Ballarat, Australia.

He works in socially critical policy regarding schooling, social justice and community activism. Methodologically he is known for his work on socially critical policy ethnographies of communities and schools.

Professor Dolf van Veen

Professor van Veen is Director of the National Centre on Education and Youth Care, The Netherlands and Holland University, at the Centre on Urban Education and Youth Policy.

His work focuses on policy strategies and innovative programmes serving vulnerable children and families.

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Professor Etienne Wenger

Professor Wenger is an independent thinker, researcher, consultant, author, and speaker.

He is mostly known for his work on communities of practice and his work focuses on social learning systems.

He is working on the relationship between knowledge, community, learning and identity.

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