Mark Rickinson is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Engagement) in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Mark’s work is focused on improving the use and usefulness of educational research in policy and practice. In Australia and before that in the UK, he has undertaken research, evaluation and consultancy projects relating to environmental learning and sustainability education, and the use of evidence in educational policy and practice. He is currently undertaking research with Sustainability Victoria on ResourceSmart Schools and with the Victorian Department of Education and Training on the use of evidence in education policy.

Examples of recent publications include: The Use of Evidence in Educational Policy (DET, forthcoming), ResourceSmart Schools Research Project (Sustainability Victoria, 2014); School Leader and Teacher Insights into Learning Outside the Classroom in Natural Environments (Natural England, 2012), Improving Research through User Engagement (Routledge, 2011), and Environmental Learning: Insights From Research Into the Student Experience (Springer, 2010).

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