Ian Menter

Emerita & Emeritus Fellow

Department of Education

BEd (Hons) University of Bristol, MEd (CNAA)


Ian Menter (FAcSS) is Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

He previously worked at the Universities of Glasgow, the West of Scotland, London Metropolitan, the West of England and Gloucestershire.  Before that he was a primary school teacher in Bristol, England.  His most recent publications include A Literature Review on Teacher Education for the 21st Century (Scottish Government) and A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education (Sage).  The latter book was based on work carried out supporting teachers in 52 secondary schools across Scotland who were undertaking research and evaluation within their own schools.

He has carried out comparative research looking at teacher education policy across the four nations of the United Kingdom.  His work has also been published in many academic journals and he is currently an editor of Review of Education.

He was President of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) from 2005-2007.  In September 2013 he became the President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and has been a member of the steering group for the BERA/RSA Inquiry into Teacher Education and Research.

At the University of Oxford Department of Education he has been leading the development of the Oxford Education Deanery, a multi-layered partnership collaboration between the University and local schools.