Professor Dr. David Pedder was recently appointed Professor of Education at the University of Brighton following his position as Professor of Education and Director of Research at the University of Leicester School of Education between 2011 and 2017. Dr. David has extensive experience as an educational researcher on national and international research and development projects with a focus on pedagogy and pedagogic innovation, teachers' professional learning and development, organisational learning, educational leadership, school improvement and school-university partnerships. He has been involved in a number of international research and capacity-building projects. He was involved in the DfID/ESRC - funded 'Activity Based Learning in Tamil Nadu, India' project (2014-2016), working with colleagues at the India Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and University College London. His role was to advise the team on the development of classroom observation strategies and data analysis. He has also been involved in establishing and supporting international research and development partnerships between the University of Leicester and HEIs and schools in Pakistan on British Academy (research capacity-building focus) and British Council (teacher education focus) funded projects (2012-2018). He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies (2016 onwards) and a founder member of the Lesson Study Research Group at the University of Leicester School of Education (2011 onwards). He has also worked on British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) funded research into the leadership aspirations and development of early career teachers in schools in Leicester and Leicestershire (2012-2015).