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Name Professor Michael Crossley
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department School of Education University of Bristol
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Qualifications BEd(Keele), MA(Lond), PhD(LaT), FRSA, AcSS
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I am Editor of the journal Comparative Education, a former Chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) (2002-2004); and a member of the Editorial Boards for the International Journal of Educational Development , Compare and Research in Post Compulsory Education. I am a founding Series Editor for the Bristol Papers in Education: Comparative and International Studies, a Consulting Editor for the International Review of Education and a Research Associate and International Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), at the University of Hong Kong.
Keywords theoretical scholarship
methodological scholarship
comparative education
international education
international development co-operation
educational development
specialist education in small states
Areas of expertise Major research interests relate to: theoretical and methodological scholarship on the future of the field of comparative and international education; research and evaluation capacity and international development co-operation; and educational development in small states.

I am Professor of Comparative and International Education and Joint Co-ordinator of the Research Centre for International and Comparative Studies (ICS) in the Graduate School of Education. I was Director of the GSoE MPhil/PhD Programme from 1994-2000.

I am Director of a specialist Education in Small States Research Group (, and is a former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Papua New Guinea. I have undertaken teaching, research and consultancy work in countries that include England, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, China, Botswana, Belize, the Turks and Caicos Islands and St Lucia.