Congratulations to Professor Deborah Youdell, recently appointed Dean, School of Education, at Macquarie University.
Deborah joins Macquarie from the University of Birmingham where she was Head of the School of Education.
Deborah Youdell is internationally renowned for her research in education. She has been at the forefront of the new field of biosocial research in education and has led sociological study of educational inequalities, education practices and student and learner subjectivities. Since her first book investigating the connections between education policy, practice and inequality was named ‘Book of the Year’ by the UK’s Society for Education Studies (Gillborn & Youdell 2000), her work has taken the study of learner identities into the mainstream of education research.