Mel Ainscow

Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow (UK)

Mel Ainscow is a Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow. He is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester and an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. A long-term consultant to UNESCO, Mel is internationally recognized as an authority on the promotion of inclusion and equity in education. He recently led the development of a series of policy documents for UNESCO, including its ‘Guide for Ensuring Inclusion and Equity in Education’. Mel is also a consultant to an initiative organized by the Organization of American States, supporting national developments in nine Latin American countries. He has recently completed collaborative research projects with networks of schools in Australia and five European countries. Examples of his writing can be found in: ‘Struggles for equity in education: the selected works of Mel Ainscow’, (Routledge World Library of Educationalists series). In recognition of his outstanding commitment to the advancement of equity in education, Mel was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s 2012 New Year Honours list.