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Professor Christopher W. Day, FAcSS awarded an Honorary Doctor degree in Education, an honoris causa, by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), in recognition of the significant contributions made in his field in advancing education and social betterment.

Professor Christopher W. Day, FAcSS
~ Doctor of Education, honoris causa

A leading scholar in the global education sector, Professor Day is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Sydney, Australia; Chair Professor at Beijing Normal University; Senior Research Fellow at The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong; Adjunct Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Visiting Professor at several other universities around the world.

Professor Day is an expert in the continuing professional development of teachers, teachers’ lives and work, school leadership, school-university partnerships and educational change. In addition to conducting numerous international projects on topics relevant to his interests and expertise, he has acted as an adviser to governments and government agencies in Europe and South America. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences held in Southeast Asia, Europe and Australasia.

A prolific and committed researcher, Professor Day’s publications include Teachers’ Worlds and Work: Understanding Complexity, Building Quality (2017); A Decade of Research on School Principals: Cases from 24 Countries (2016); Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools (2014); The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development (2012); New Understandings of Teachers’ Work: Emotions and Educational Change (2011); Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement (2011); The New Lives of Teachers (2011); Teachers Matter (2007), Successful Principalship: International Perspectives (2007); and more. Some of his publications have been published in several languages. Currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Professor Day is also a Member of the Editorial Boards of The British Educational Research Journal, The Journal of Educational Administration, and Teaching and Teacher Education.

Professor Day’s significant contributions to the education sector over the decades have earned him international acclaim. In recognition of his distinguished work in the field of continuing professional development for teachers, the University of Linkoping in Sweden awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in 1993, and The University of Nottingham presented him with a Doctor of Letters in 2009. He was awarded the Michael Huberman Award for Excellence in Research on Teachers by the American Educational Research Association in 2010, and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2012.