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Prof Martin Mills
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  • Emeritus Professor of Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

Martin is the inaugural Director of the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research at the IOE.

He researches in the area of social justice, pedagogies, school reform, teachers’ work, teacher education, alternative education and gender.

Martin is the former Head of the School of Education, at The University of Queensland, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, and has held Visiting Professorships at Kings College London, Roehampton and Queen’s Belfast. He is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Association for Research in Education. He holds an Honorary Professorship at The University of Queensland.

His most recent books are Reimagining schooling for education; Re-engaging young people in education: Learning from alternative schools; and The politics of differentiation in schooling.

He is an editor of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Martin is a former high school English history teacher. 

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Martin’s current projects include work for the DfE, with IFF and Professor Pat Thomson (University of Nottingham), on alternative education provision in England. He is in the process of developing projects on teacher retention in English schools, teachers in alternative provision, values based education, and teacher education.

He has previously conducted research projects for the Australian Research Council and different Australian governments on:  school attendance strategies; engaging young people in meaningful learning in high poverty schools; flexible learning options for young people who have left the mainstream schooling sector; classroom practices (pedagogies, curriculum and assessment); gender and education; and state-wide curriculum innovations

He has served on numerous government or statutory authority advisory committees in Australia. For example, he was a member of the Equity Advisory Committee Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Future of Sate Schooling in Queensland. He was also on the Education Advisory Group – Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ).

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