Joanna MADALIŃSKA-MICHALAK is a Full Professor of Social Sciences. She is based at the Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, Poland. She is a Honorary Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and visiting Professor at al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has long-standing research and consultancy experience in the fields of teacher education, teachers’ role and continuing professional development, teachers’ professionalism and ethics, and educational leadership. Her research work focuses on educational leadership, school development, teacher education, teachers’ and school principals’ development, and research ethics. She is actively involved in many national and international research projects. She has delivered keynotes in a wide range of countries. She has acted as an expert advisor to international bodies and has been involved in research and educational programmes relating to school leadership, teachers’ success, teachers’ role, competences and professionalism, teachers’ ethics, and teacher education. Prof. Madalińska-Michalak currently serves as the series editor of a Brill Book series entitled: “Key Issues in Teacher Education: Research, Policy and Practice”, and as a member of the editorial board of a Springer Book series entitled “Evidence, Science and Public Good in Education”.

She serves for global, international, and national scientific organisations. She is a vice-president of International Association of Educators (INASED), a member of the Board of Directors of International Council of Education for Teaching (ICET, since 2017), a member of Council Board of European Educational Research Association (EERA, since 2008), Chair of Teacher Education Policy in Europe Scientific Network (TEPE, 2017-2020), and a member of the Executive Body of the Board of Scientific Associations at the Polish Academy of Science (since 2017). She served for World Education Research Association (WERA) as a vice-president (2016-2020), and for Polish Educational Research Association (PERA) as a president (2014-2019), and as a vice-president (2011-2014). She was an expert at the European Research Funding 2007-2013 7th Framework Programme. Currently, she is expert of EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency).