Researcher biography

Professor Martin Mills is Head of School in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia. Martin's research interests include the sociology of education, social justice in education, alternative schooling, gender and education, school reform and new pedagogies. Martin's work in these areas has been significant in contributing to international and national debates on these topics. His recent co-authored books include Re-engaging young people in education: learning from alternative schools and Boys and schooling: Beyond Structural Reform.

He is a Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), the immediate Past President of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), holds a Visiting Professorship at Kings College London and is a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge University. Martin has also been on a number of government advisory committees, for example, the Equity Advisory Group to the Queensland Studies Authority. Substantial policy advice has also been provided through the numerous government reports that he has co-authored, the most recent of which are a report to the Australian Capital Territory government on the alternative provision of schooling in that Territory and a report to the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment on disengagement in Queensland Schools.

Featured projects Duration
Pursuing equity in high poverty rural schools
ARC Linkage Project
20132016
Research on effective strategies for improving school attendance
Queensland Deptartment of Education and Training
2016
Engaging schools: What works to keep young people engaged in meaningful learning in low SES schools
Education Horizon (QLD Government)
20162017
School retention and second chance schooling
ARC Future Fellowship
20122016
Marginalised Students : enhancing life choices
ARC Linkage Project
20122015