Richard Rose


Richard Rose is a teacher, researcher, writer and children’s rights advocate. He currently holds a post as Professor Emeritus in Inclusive Education at the University of Northampton supporting a number of PhD students based in both the UK and India, and providing mentoring in research for novice researchers in both countries and in Cambodia. Richard previously held posts as a teacher, head teacher and education inspector in four English Education Authorities (Derbyshire, Somerset, Norfolk and Northamptonshire). He held the Marden Fellowship as Visiting Professor at the Education University Hong Kong 2007 – 2009.

In addition to his academic work Richard has written fiction, poetry and for theatre. Examples can be found on this site.

As a researcher Richard has led major investigations on behalf of a number of international

Non-Governmental Organisations (including UNICEF and Sightsavers), for national governments , research councils, and for charitable trusts. He was the principal investigator on Project IRIS (Inclusive Research in Irish Schools) a four year longitudinal study into provision for children with special educational needs in Ireland funded by the National Council for Special Education, and has conducted research in many countries including UK, Sierra Leone, India, Hong Kong, Malta, Bhutan and Georgia.


His current research projects are being undertaken in India and Cambodia. He is the author of more than 100 academic publications related to education and children’s rights and has delivered keynote addresses at international conferences in many parts of the world.


Richard’s non-academic writing includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama and has been published in numerous international literary magazines and anthologies. When time permits he participates in performances of readings, most recently as part of Northampton’s annual Bloomsday event (held each year on 16th June at the graveside of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia in Kingsthorpe cemetery) and in a reading of Homer’s Illiad at The Friend’s Meeting House in Northampton.

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