Michael Crossley is Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Bristol, School of Education, UK. He was the Foundation Director of the Research Centre for International and Comparative Studies (CIRE) in Bristol and is currently Director of the specialist Education in Small States Research Group in the School of Education, and Adjunct Professor of Education at The University of the South Pacific. His research focuses upon theoretical and methodological advances in comparative research;international policy transfer in education;research capacity building and international development cooperation;and education and development in small states. He has carried out research in around 30 countries worldwide, has published over 200 books and articles in the field, is a former Editor of Comparative Education and continues as a member of the Editorial Board for that journal, for the International Journal of Educational Development and for Research in Post-compulsory Education, and is a Corresponding Editor for the International Review of Education. Michael is the current President of BAICE (2017-2018), has served previously as BAICE Vice Chair (2000-2002) and Chair (2002-2004), is a former Trustee of UKFIET, and is a Fellow of the UK Academy for the Social Sciences (FAcSS).