- Research interests: Education leadership, professional learning and school system improvement.
- Potential areas of research for PhD Supervision: Research methods, All age schools
Professor Michelle Jones is recognized internationally as an expert in educational leadership, professional learning and blended/flipped learning. She was Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya, where she led on Academic Development and Internationalization and contributed to the writing of the University’s Academic Plan.
Professor Jones has been an Education consultant for the World Bank since 2010 contributing to several research and development projects, assisting school improvement in challenging circumstances in various regions in Russia.
Most recently, she has been working with government agencies in England, Russia, Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia assisting with the design and delivery of their leadership and professional learning programmes.
Professor Jones is a Research Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and a Senior Research Fellow at the National Research University, Moscow Higher School of Economics. She is the co-editor of ‘School Leadership and Management’ and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Currently, Professor Jones is leading a major project for the Welsh Government which will develop a National Framework of Professional Accreditation which will be announced by the Minister of Education in Summer 2019.
Professor Jones led an ESRC event held at the University of Swansea in October 2018.