Professor Colleen McLaughlin

Professor, Director of Educational Innovation, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

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Professor, Director of Educational Innovation, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Professor Colleen McLaughlin is Director of Education Innovation and leader of the Educational Reform and Innovation team, She has held various leadership roles: Head of Department at the University of Sussex and Deputy Head of Faculty at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. She taught in secondary schools and worked as an advisor in a local education authority before coming to the then Institute of Education in 1985. Her recent research has focused on wellbeing in schools (for the Welsh Government and the Nuffield Foundation); relationships in schools; sexuality and HIV related education in Africa (for the Commonwealth Centre for Education); bullying and pupils with special educational needs and disabilities; counseling in schools; and aspects of personal, social and emotional development in schools. Support for international educational reform is now a major area of work. She has been involved as an advisor to governments and NGOs on the personal and social dimensions of schooling.

  • 29 June 2023, 5pm

    Adolescent brain development: what we know and what it means for policy

    The Centre for Science and Policy is hosting a lecture at Trinity College which will be delivered by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on “Adolescent brain development: what we know and what it means for policy.”  The workshop will take place on Thursday 29 June at 5pm

  • 7 July 2022, 5:30pm

    The Inaugural Reynolds Lecture - 7 July 2022

    This inaugural Reynolds Lecture will be delivered by Dr Robert Macfarlane and will explore the landscapes, lawscapes, complexities, histories and futures of this new-old idea that the natural world is far more alive than we allow.