Dr Carol Mutch for the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

Dr Carol Mutch

Education Commissioner

Dr Carol Mutch brings a strong education research perspective that is closely aligned to UNESCO’s work in nations experiencing rapid change, conflict and trauma.

Carol has had a long and varied career in education, across a range of institutions and countries encompassing both practitioner and leadership roles in teaching, teacher education, policy advising and academia. Dr Mutch is currently Professor in Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland.

Her teaching focuses on educational policy and curriculum, research methods and teacher education and includes masters and doctoral level supervision. Her research and publishing spans two distinct but complementary areas: (a) educational history, policy, pedagogy and curriculum development and (b) education and research in traumatic and sensitive contexts.

She has won numerous awards for her teaching, research, scholarship and service to education.

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