02 September 2021

In this seminar, Professor Pat Thomson and Professor Martin Mills will present their research on conducting a Rapid Evidence Review on school exclusion in England and the difficulties of retaining a broad definition of exclusion in a narrow policy context. They will consider the implications for Australia. 


Pat Thomson

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education at The University of Nottingham, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  She is an Adjunct member of the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, University of South Australia. Her research is primarily focused on social justice pedagogies, with a particular focus on the arts in schools, alternative education provision and education policy.  She has published 25 books, including, School scandals: blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system (2020, Policy Press).



Martin MillsMartin Mills is a Research Professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Queensland University of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a former President of the Australian Association for Research in Education. He has held multiple ARC research grants, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2016). His research focuses on social justice issues in education. These areas have include: teachers’ work and pedagogical practice, alternative, and gender and education. He is an editor in chief of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice.


Seminar Panel

To help to contextualise the research, a panel will ask questions from their organisation’s perspective.

Panel members:

  • Dr Natalie Swayn, Executive Director, Department of Education, Queensland
  • Peter Mader, Chief Executive, South Australian Secondary Principals' Association
  • Dr Alison Wrench, Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, University of South Australia


For further information, contact Associate Professor Anna Sullivan

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