Ian Menter

Emerita & Emeritus Fellow

Department of Education

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


Ian Menter (FAcSS) was Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford from 2012-15.

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 Companion to Research in Teacher Education (Springer), co-edited with Michael Peters and Bronwen Cowie, Mobilising Teacher Researchers (Routledge), co-edited with Ann Childs and Learning to Teach in England and the United States (Routledge), co-authored with Maria Teresa Tatto, Katharine Burn, Trevor Mutton and Ian Thompson.

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.

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.