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Professor Meg Maguire

Professor of Sociology of Education

Research interests

  • Education

Biography

Meg's research is in the sociology of education, urban education and policy. She has a long-standing interest in the lives of teachers and has explored issues of class, race, gender and age in teachers' social and professional worlds.

Meg has conducted ESRC-funded research into the experiences of minority ethnic trainee teachers, post-compulsory transitions and multi-agency policy in challenging school exclusion in urban primary schools.

For further information please see Meg's research staff profile.

Teaching

  • MA Education, Policy & Society
  • MA Child Studies
  • MPhil/PhD research training programme

International links

  • Visiting Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, 2013- 2016.
  • Member of international support group for the New Zealand based ‘Research, Analysis and Insight into National Standards’ (RAINS) Project, led by Professor Martin Thrupp, Waikato University NZ.
  • Honorary Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong, 2021-2023.

    Research

    women at wokr
    Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

    The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

    begins-backpack
    Opportunity, equality and agency in England's new VET landscape: a longitudinal study of post-16 transitions (Young Lives, Young Futures)

    How England's vocational education and training (VET) system could better support the school to work transitions of young people who don’t go to university.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    ECS academics and PhD students to share their expertise at the 2023 BERA annual conference

    Researchers from across the School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) will be presenting papers, sharing research findings, and leading symposia and...

    Sara Black speaking at event with audience members in the background.

    Research-informed primer book for teachers now up-to-date with latest educational issues

    The School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) at King’s College London has come together to celebrate the publication of the 6th edition of Becoming...

    BAT book launch coeditors

    Key resource for new teachers now updated with contemporary issues in education

    The sixth edition of Becoming a Teacher – Issues in Secondary Education has been published, now including new chapters on recent educational issues.

    Becoming a teacher book cover

    Campaigner Melissa Benn sparks an engaging education debate

    Melissa Benn’s rousing speech about the current state of education in England lecture drew almost 200 members of the public, King’s students, alumni and staff...

    Melissa Benn speaking at the podium

    £2.2m grant for new education and careers research project

    A new research project focusing on school to work transitions of young people who don’t go to university has been awarded a £2.2 million grant by the Economic...

    Teacher guiding and talking to a student in a classroom

    Events

    17MayCelebration-David-Richard-800x533

    What role does education research play in teacher education? A celebration of ‘Becoming a Teacher’

    This book launch will celebrate the publication of Becoming A Teacher and include a panel discussion on the role of education research in teacher training.. 

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    A book, a business, and a Master's degree: just the start of the journey

    Onyinye Udokporo (MA Education, Policy and Society 2020) started a tutoring business at age 12, won Student of the Year at King’s College London and was named...

    woman showing something on computer to man - by desola lanre ologun - 1903x558

      Research

      women at wokr
      Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

      The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

      begins-backpack
      Opportunity, equality and agency in England's new VET landscape: a longitudinal study of post-16 transitions (Young Lives, Young Futures)

      How England's vocational education and training (VET) system could better support the school to work transitions of young people who don’t go to university.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      ECS academics and PhD students to share their expertise at the 2023 BERA annual conference

      Researchers from across the School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) will be presenting papers, sharing research findings, and leading symposia and...

      Sara Black speaking at event with audience members in the background.

      Research-informed primer book for teachers now up-to-date with latest educational issues

      The School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) at King’s College London has come together to celebrate the publication of the 6th edition of Becoming...

      BAT book launch coeditors

      Key resource for new teachers now updated with contemporary issues in education

      The sixth edition of Becoming a Teacher – Issues in Secondary Education has been published, now including new chapters on recent educational issues.

      Becoming a teacher book cover

      Campaigner Melissa Benn sparks an engaging education debate

      Melissa Benn’s rousing speech about the current state of education in England lecture drew almost 200 members of the public, King’s students, alumni and staff...

      Melissa Benn speaking at the podium

      £2.2m grant for new education and careers research project

      A new research project focusing on school to work transitions of young people who don’t go to university has been awarded a £2.2 million grant by the Economic...

      Teacher guiding and talking to a student in a classroom

      Events

      17MayCelebration-David-Richard-800x533

      What role does education research play in teacher education? A celebration of ‘Becoming a Teacher’

      This book launch will celebrate the publication of Becoming A Teacher and include a panel discussion on the role of education research in teacher training.. 

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      A book, a business, and a Master's degree: just the start of the journey

      Onyinye Udokporo (MA Education, Policy and Society 2020) started a tutoring business at age 12, won Student of the Year at King’s College London and was named...

      woman showing something on computer to man - by desola lanre ologun - 1903x558