Mark Bray, University of Hong Kong
Mark Bray is UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has taught at that University since 1986, prior to which he taught in secondary schools in Kenya and Nigeria and at the Universities of Edinburgh, Papua New Guinea and London. Between 2006 and 2010 he was seconded to Paris to work as Director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). Within the University of Hong Kong, Professor Bray is Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA), and past President and Secretary General of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). He is also a former President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK). Professor Bray has written extensively in the field of comparative education. He is the author or editor of over 40 books, including ones on methodology of comparative education research and on the economics and financing of education. His work on shadow education has had significant impact at the level of national policies as well as in the research communities of different continents.