MIE Academic selected for national policy scholarship programme

MIE colleague has been made a REFORM SCHOLAR (one of 8 nationally) as part of the new REFORM scholar programme.

Dr Paul Armstrong

The Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) is delighted to recognise Dr Paul Armstrong who has been named as one of eight Reform Scholars for 2023. This inaugural programme is a new network for academics who are interested in exploring the public policy implications of their research. The programme aims to identify new thinking through research and the cutting edge of academia and bring it to bear against the complex policy challenges of the coming years.

Reform Scholars are rising stars: early-to-mid career academics whose research fits with Reform's overarching mission. Over the course of a year Scholars produce an impactful policy paper based on current research, which is then published by Reform and disseminated to their extensive network of senior decision-makers. Scholars are invited to participate in high-profile roundtables and workshops, and to provide input and peer-review for Reform's own ongoing research, including through membership of specific working groups.

Paul is a member and co-convenor of the Critical Education Leadership and Policy (CELP) Research and Scholarship Group in MIE and his current work is centred on investigating area based collaborations with schools and local authorities with the view to establishing a more socially just education system in England.

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