Professor Sue Ellis
Sue Ellis is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde and Co-Director of its Centre for Education and Social Policy. She is co-author of the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report Closing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Education, led the Education Strand of Renfrewshire’s Poverty Commission and sits on the Scottish Government ‘s Education Leaders Forum, set up to provide advice to Government Ministers.

Professor Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab in London. Her research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI).She has a particular interest in using AI to open up the ‘black box’ of learning to show teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially. More Information
Professor Stuart McNaughton ONZM Stuart is Professor of Education at the University of Auckland and Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre. He is also New Zealand’s Chief Education Scientific Advisor. He has published extensively on children’s literacy and language development, the design of effective educational programmes for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and cultural processes in development. More Information

Professor Shelley Stagg Peterson

Shelley Stagg Peterson, a former primary teacher, is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto. She currently conducts action research with kindergarten and grade one teachers in northern Canadian rural and First Nations communities examining ways to support children’s oral language and writing in play contexts.

Professor Ian Wilkinson

Ian Wilkinson has recently taken up a position as Professor in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education & Social Work, The University of Auckland. Ian, formerly a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More Information