Dr Michelle Jones FRSA is recognized internationally as an expert in educational leadership, professional learning and blended/flipped learning. Before taking up her most recent academic post at the University of Swansea, she held a post at the University of Bath, and she was Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya, where she led on Academic Development and Internationalization.
Dr Jones' commitment to educational excellence has driven her entire career. In 2008 she was seconded to the Welsh Government, UK as an Education Adviser and co led the national implementation of the ‘Professional Learning Communities’ programme involving every school in Wales. She 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. Dr 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 a well-established international journal ‘School Leadership and Management’ that publishes articles, reports, news and information on all aspects of the organisation and management of schools and colleges.