Co-director | Lead on Improvement and Effectiveness | Co-lead on the Leadership workstream

Professor Chris Chapman is a Co-director of What Works Scotland.

He leads on the Improvement and Effectiveness workstream and co-leads on the Leadership workstream.

Chris is Director of Policy Scotland (from September 2017) and holds the Chair of Education and Public Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow, based at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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About Chris’s research interests

Chris’s contribution to What Works Scotland builds on his research interests in the interaction between educational policy and practice, specifically in relation to the improvement of educational outcomes in disadvantaged settings.

The recurring themes in his research are accountability, collaboration, equity, leadership, professional learning and organisational/system reform.

He provides consultancy and advice to national governments and their agencies and sat on various committees and steering groups for the UK Department for Education, the National College for Teaching and Leadership, the National Union of Teachers and a number of local authorities.

Before moving into academia Chris taught in challenging secondary schools in Birmingham where he undertook a part-time MA.  He then completed his PhD thesis on intervention and improvement in schools in challenging circumstances.

What Works Scotland Publications

What Works Scotland blog posts

Other publications

Contact Chris

See more about Chris and his work on the University of Glasgow School of Education website.