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    Manchester Institute of Education
    University of Manchester
    M13 9PL

    United Kingdom

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Dr Craig Skerritt is a Lecturer in Education at the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE), University of Manchester. He teaches on a variety of course units on MA programmes: Contemporary Issues in Education Leadership; Education Policy; Educational Research and Design; Engaging with Education Research; Engaging with Research in Educational Leadership.

An active researcher in policy, leadership, and sociology, Dr Skerritt is a member of the Critical Education Leadership and Policy (CELP) research group at MIE. His work has been published in a wide range of leading peer-reviewed journals such as: British Educational Research Journal; British Journal of Educational Studies; British Journal of Sociology of Education; Education Policy Analysis Archives; International Journal of Leadership in EducationInternational Studies in Sociology of Education; Journal of Education Policy; Journal of Educational Administration and History; Oxford Review of Education; Pedagogy, Culture & Society; and Research Papers in Education.

Dr Skerritt is a regular presenter at the annual European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), and is also a member of several professional associations: British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS); British Educational Research Assocation (BERA); Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI); and Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI).

Dr Skerritt is also the convenor of BERA's Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making special interest group, and the treasurer of ESAI's Critical and Feminist Research Policy Analysis special interest group.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Dublin City University

… → 2021

Master of Arts, University College London (UCL)

… → 2017

Postgraduate Diploma, University College - Cork

… → 2014

Bachelor of Arts, University College - Cork

… → 2013

External positions

Convenor of the Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making special interest group, BERA (British Educational Research Association)

Treasurer of the Critical and Feminist Research Policy Analysis special interest group, ESAI (Educational Studies Association of Ireland)

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)
  • Policy
  • Leadership
  • Sociology of Education
  • Autonomy
  • Accountability
  • Surveillance
  • Privatisation
  • Student Voice
  • Social Class
  • Identity


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