Honorary Professor Martin Mills

Honorary Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Professor Martin Mills's research interests include the sociology of education, social justice in education, alternative schooling, gender and education, school reform and new pedagogies. Martin’s work in these areas has been significant in contributing to international and national debates on these topics. His recent co-authored books include Re-engaging young people in education: learning from alternative schools and Boys and schooling: Beyond Structural Reform.

He is a Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), the immediate Past President of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), holds a Visiting Professorship at Kings College London and is a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge University. Martin has also been on a number of government advisory committees, for example, the Equity Advisory Group to the Queensland Studies Authority. Substantial policy advice has also been provided through the numerous government reports that he has co-authored, the most recent of which are a report to the Australian Capital Territory government on the alternative provision of schooling in that Territory and a report to the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment on disengagement in Queensland Schools.

Research Interests

  • Gender and Education
  • Productive pedagogies
  • Education and social justice
  • Schools and violence
  • School reform


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics, The University of Queensland


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