Ms Maggie Wilson BA, PGCE, MA

Senior Lecturer in Education

Maggie is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and the Research Ethics Officer for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She lectures on the undergraduate Education Studies programme and on the MA programmes in Education and Childhood Studies.



  • U71701 Constructions of Childhood
  • U70724 The Social World of Childhood
  • U71723 Educational Inequalities


  • P70800 Conceptions of Childhood
  • P70003 Reflective Professional Development
  • Dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Research students

Maggie would be keen to supervise students in comparative education, with a particular focus on gender in education and employment.


Maggie has specialised in research on gender and achievement from an international perspective and acted as a consultant in this field. More recently she has undertaken research into women in educational management and part-time teachers and has a chapter in press on research ethics.

Career history

  • 1971-74 University of Durham, BA in Sociology, with   German
  • 1974-75 University of Bath, PGCE
  • 1975-77 Worked with a development NGO
  • 1977-78 University of Aberdeen, research assistant
  • 1978-82 Teaching posts in secondary schools
  • 1981-83 King's College, University of London: MA in Urban Education
  • 1983-92 Oxford Polytechnic- lecturer, course leader for Education Studies, MA in Education
  • 1992-present Oxford Brookes University, course leader for the MA in Education: International schools; Principal Lecturer in Education: international students: Senior Tutor: Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions


Maggie is a member of the British Association for Comparative and International Education.


  • Books


  • Wilson, M. (1984) Know your rights: Immigration and Race, London:  Penguin Books
  • Wilson, M. (1990) (ed.) Girls and Young Women in Education - a European Perspective, Oxford: Pergamon Press
  • Wilson, M. (1997) (ed.) Women in Educational Management: a European Perspective, London: Paul Chapman Publishing
  • Wilson, M and Erskine, S. (1999) Gender Issues in International Education: Beyond Policy , New York: Falmer]