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Professor Yin Cheong CHENG (EdD, Harvard) is Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change of the Department of Policy and Leadership, the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He is also the chairman of Tin Ka Ping Foundation Advisory Council. He was the President of World Education Research Association (WERA) (2012-2014), President of Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008) and Vice-President (RD) of EdUHK (2008-2014). He has served as full member of University Grants Committee, a panel member of Research Grants Council, and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
His research is mainly on paradigm shift in education, education reform, leadership, and education effectiveness. Prof. Cheng has published 20 academic books and over 250 book chapters and articles. He is currently serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals. Prof. Cheng has given over 120 keynote/plenary presentations for national and international organisations. You can find out more information on his website.
Nicola Morgan is an international speaker and multi-award-winning author of nearly 100 books, most notably Blame My Brain and The Teenage Guide to Stress. Her areas of expertise include the teenage brain, teenage stress and mental health; wellbeing in schools and how stress impacts directly on performance; reading for pleasure and the reading brain; and the effects of the internet and digital distraction on young people and adults.
As well as her fiction and non-fiction books, she has created the classroom materials, Brain Sticks and Stress Well for Schools and is a popular visitor to schools, speaking regularly to audiences of professionals, parents or teenagers. Her newest title is The Teenage Guide to Friends, a basic guide to human behaviour, and she is currently writing a book on how to live healthily in the digital age and another one on approaching adolescence in a positive mindset. She lives in the UK but travels widely. Follow Nicola @nicolamorgan or visit her website.
Mark Winterbottom is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. He is involved in initial teacher education, teaches and supervises Masters and PhD students, and runs CPD courses for teachers in the UK and abroad. Mark’s current research interests are in teacher education, inquiry-based science education, use of technology in teaching and learning, and classroom environment
Mark has written a variety of school textbooks, and authored and contributed to a number of books for teachers and Masters students. He acts as a senior examiner for the OCR examination board, and runs professional development courses internationally for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and other organisations. Prior to joining the Faculty, Mark taught in upper schools for five years. For more information on Dr Winterbottom visit his website.
David Mansfield has been head of three ‘outstanding’ schools. Most recently he was headmaster of Dulwich College Beijing, a former International School of the Year. He was previously a Syndic at Cambridge Assessment. He was a School Improvement Partner in the UK and has undertaken consultancy work all over the world.
He is currently working with school developers in China as an advisor and as a Director of Schools, and has been a long-term collaborator with Cambridge International Examinations in supporting Cambridge schools seeking to improve their delivery.