The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC) was launched in November 2013 to research issues of educational equity and to support the development of more equitable education systems.  The Centre is inspired by the philosophy and work of the social reformer Robert Owen, and by his connections to the local community in the West of Scotland and his wider internationalist vision and global reach.  We produce high quality, theory-driven applied research and work closely with policymakers and practitioners.


ROC's work is organised into three strands:

- Equality and Public Policy

- International Development

- Systems Change, Leadership and Governance.



Professor Michele Schweisfurth


Dr Mark Murphy

Professor Chris Chapman


Patricia Wallace