is Professor of Education at the School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. He has a long standing
interest in how evidence can aid education policy and practice, and, along with Dr.
Cindy Poortman (University of Twente) is seeking to drive forward the notion of Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) as a means to promote the collaborative learning of teachers. Chris has written six books, scores of papers, and has presented at a number of international conferences in Europe, Asia and North and South America.
Jane Flood is Head of Learning at Netley Marsh CE Infant School, UK. She has been an Infant teacher for over 20 years, in roles from supply teacher to Deputy Head, in one-form entry Infants to large inner city Primaries. Throughout her career Jane has engaged in school based research, designed to raise pupil outcomes and disseminating this learning to colleagues. In 2018 she became a Founding Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching. Jane is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Portsmouth, focussing on ways to manage the competing priorities of teacher researchers and informal leaders in Research Learning Communities.