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Marlon Moncrieffe, Dr


Marlon Lee Moncrieffe EdD FCCT taught in primary schools across London and the South-East of England for fifteen years. He served as Head of Mathematics, Head of English, Head of Physical Education and Assistant Headteacher. He served as Membership Secretary of the British Schools Cycling Association. He worked in higher education at the University of Brighton where he served as Principal Lecturer in Education and as Chair of the Research Ethics Committee, and as the Research and Knowledge Exchange Leader. His research work leadership and publications are internationally known for ‘Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge’. He is currently editing The BERA Guide to Decolonising the Curriculum: Equity and Inclusion in Educational Research and Practice, due for publication in Autumn 2024. Marlon has led as the Principal Investigator on multiple UKRI AHRC international interdisciplinary research projects in Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Nepal in advancing teaching and learning through art-based education, citizenship education and cycling for schools education.
Marlon is a former elite racing cyclist and he has transferred his experiences of the sport through narrative and biographical methods to carry out ground-breaking research in uncovering the lives and histories of Black cycling champions. This work has achieved significant global reach and impact and his monograph Desire Discrimination Determination won the prestigious Sunday Times Cycling Book of Year award in 2022. Marlon is currently leading the development of a cycling for schools research and teacher education programme with a network of partners and schools across Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa. He will be President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2024 to 2026.

Marlon Moncrieffe's contributions

Marlon Moncrieffe to be next BERA President

We are delighted to announce that following an open call and recruitment process, Marlon Moncrieffe will be BERA President, starting his term in September 2024 when he will make his presidential...

BERA in the news27 Jun 2023

Summer 2022

Pandemic, protests, recovery, opportunities: Repositioning of educational research, teaching & learning  Research Intelligence issue 151 This second decade of the 21st century continues to...

Research Intelligence23 May 2022