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.
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Dr Heather Goldsworthy

Heather Goldsworthy is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Temple University Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, USA, where she leads a team of researchers who perform program impact and implementation evaluations across education, government, and non-profit sectors.

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.
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Professor Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology

Annette Woods is a Professor in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. Before beginning an academic career she taught across prior to school, primary and adult literacy contexts, and continues to work closely with teacher researcher colleagues toward providing access to quality, equitable education systems.

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