Professor Wayne Sawyer is Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and is a member of the Centre for Educational Research. Before joining UWS, he was a secondary Head of English in Western Sydney. Wayne is the author/editor of over 30 books on education for audiences of teachers and academics - most on teaching English. His research interests are in secondary education, in particular secondary English teaching, literacy policy and effective teaching - the latter in particular in low SES contexts. His most recent book - co-authored with Geoff Munns, Bronwyn Cole and the UWS Fair Go team for Routledge - is entitled Exemplary teachers of students in poverty and highlights the work of a number of teachers in NSW who are highly successful in engaging students from low SES communities with their education. Wayne has a particular interest in the work of teachers-as-researchers.