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Martin Lawn

Professorial Research Fellow
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 6251
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 6239


Biographical details

I am a researcher in CES.

Until recently, I was the Academic Secretary, British Educational Research Association. I have been a Professorial Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University; a Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh and a Professor of Education, School of Education, University of Birmingham.

I am the Editor of the European Educational Research Journal, official Journal of the European Educational Research Association.


Current and recent research

2006-2011: Knowledge and Policy: The role of knowledge in the construction and regulation of Health and Education policy in Europe: convergences and specificities among nations and sectors (Know+Pol) (European Commission)

2006-2009: Fabricating Quality In European Education (FabQ) (ESF/ESRC ‘EUROCORES’)

2006-2008: A Scottish School of Educational Research 1925-1950’, ESRC 17636 Co-Director with Professor Ian Deary, Psychology, University of Edinburgh


Selected papers and publications

3 2008
An Atlantic Crossing? The work of the International Examination Inquiry, its researchers, methods and influence, Symposium Books
3 2009
Modelling the Future: Exhibitions and the Materiality of Education, Symposium Books
Materiality of Schooling - design, technology, objects, routines, Oxford: Symposium Books
Fabricating Europe - The Formation of an Education Space, Kluwer, London

Silences and Images; social histories of classrooms, Peter Lang, New York [ed]
Modern Times? Work, Professionalism and Citizenship in Teaching, Falmer Press: London