Professor of Sociology of Education
King’s College London
Meg Maguire taught for many years in London schools and is Professor of Sociology of Education in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria, Australia. Meg has a longstanding interest in education policy and practice, social justice issues, the life and work of school teachers, teacher education and with the challenges of inner-city schooling. Her publications include, How Schools Do Policy (with Stephen Ball and Annette Braun, Routledge, 2012) which drew on an ESRC funded study of four similar secondary schools and the ways in which various social actors enacted, rather than implemented, policy in their different settings. She has also co-authored Ethics and Education Research (with Rachel Brooks and Kitte te Riele, Sage, 2014). Meg is lead editor for the Journal of Education Policy.
Meg is also a keen, if slow, amateur swimmer and an experienced scuba diver and the proud holder of a Bronze medallion for Life Saving!