Professor John Elliott is Emeritus Professor of
Education at the University of East Anglia, UK and a founding member and
former director of the internationally acclaimed Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE) at UEA. He also served as Dean of Education from 1992-95.
He is well-known internationally for his role in developing the theory and practice of action research in the contexts of curriculum and teacher development. He is a former President of the British Educational Research Association (1989–90), and more recently, President of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS). For a decade Professor Elliott was pedagogical consultant to the OECD programme on ‘Environment and School Initiatives’ (1989–98). In November 2000 Professor Elliott was appointed Local Council Member of Norfolk Learning & Skills Council for a four year period, extended until 2006, after which he became Higher Education representative on the Norfolk 14-19 Strategy Group. In addition, John was formerly an Advisory Professor to the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2001-2006), and consultant to the Hong Kong Government on the strategic development of its curriculum reforms. Currently he is a Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield.