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Prof John Pryor

Post:Emeritus Professor (Education)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE EH 123
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Qualifications and position

  • MA (Oxon), PGCE (West Midlands), D Phil (Sussex)
  • Professor of Education and Social Research


  • John's research mainly focuses with the interface of the social and the pedagogic in different contexts, including schools, teacher education and higher education in both the UK and in sub Saharan Africa.

Professional Activities

  • External examiner Sheffield University Doctor of Education (Caribbean) Programme
  • Member of British Education Research Association (formerly SIG convenor); American Education Research Association (formerly SIG Secretary); British Association for International and Comparative Education; Comparative and International Education Society (US); Society for Research in Higher Education.
  • Editorial Board member Teaching in Higher Education.


  • Social Research methods; Education and social theory; Educational Assessment; Pedagogy; Equity issues in education; Education in Lower Income Countries 

Doctoral Supervision

  • Equity in educational settings; Educational Assessment; Professional Development; Teaching and learning in intercultural and multicultural settings; Educational Governance; Literacies.




Professor of Education and Social Research

Head of Education Department (Acting October - December 2018)