Professor Bob Lingard is currently a Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Education and the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has also been Professor at the University of Edinburgh (2006-2008), where he held the Andrew Bell Chair of Education, and the University of Sheffield (2003-2006) in the UK. From 1989-2003, Bob worked in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, where he was also Professor and for a time Head of School. Bob has an international research reputation in the areas of sociology of education and education policy and has published widely in these fields. His most recent books include: Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge, 2010), co-authored with Fazal Rizvi, Changing Schools (Routledge, 2012), co-edited with Pat Thomson and Terry Wrigley and Educating Boys: beyond structural reform (Palgrave, 2009), co-authored with Wayne Martino and Martin Mills. Routledge will publish his selected works in 2012. As well as 17 books, Bob has published more than 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters and was co-director of government research in Australia which developed the influential concept of 'productive pedagogies', which has had policy and practice impact around the globe. Bob is also co-editor of the journal Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, on the Editorial Boards of 6 journals, and editor of the book series, Keys Ideas and Education with Greg Dimitriadis (Routledge, New York). Bob is currently a Chief Investigator on three current Australian Research Council research grants (two Discovery and one Linkage). Bob was the first two year President of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), 1999 and 2000 and was also a long term Executive member. He was also the inaugural Chair of the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA), appointed by the Minister for Education, and is currently a member of the Governing Board of the QSA and Chair of its P-12 Curriculum Committee. He is also currently President of the Australian College of Educators.