F. Javier Murillo

Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice of the UAM, Senior Lecturer of Educational Research Methods, Coordinator of the research group of the UAM Educational Change for Social Justice (GICE), Academic Secretary of the Institute of Human Rights, Democracy and Culture of Peace and Nonviolence of the UAM (DEMOSPAZ). He has been General Coordinator of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE) of UNESCO, and Research Director at the Centre for Educational Research and Documentation (CIDE) of the Ministry of Education.

He has more than 200 published articles. In Google Scholar he has more than 13,000 citations (h-index: 61; i10-index:182); in Scopus (h-index:11); and, in Dialnet metrics, more than 1000 citations. He has participated in 37 research projects financed in national and international competitive calls, 25 of which as IP. He has supervised 26 doctoral PhD Dissertations.

His lines of research are a) School Efficacy, Improvement and Management, b) Educational Evaluation; c) Education for Social Justice, and d) use of Multilevel Models.

For 20 years he has been researching on Efficacy, Improvement and School Management as reflected in his books: The research on school effectiveness [La investigación sobre eficacia escolar] (Octaedro), School improvement: A change of view [Mejora de la escuela: Un cambio de mirada] (Octaedro), School management: Analysis and research [La dirección escolar: Análisis e investigación]. . He is the Founder and General Coordinator of the Iberoamerican School Effectiveness and Improvement Research Network (RINACE), director of REICE. Iberoamerican Journal of School Quality, Improvement and Effectiveness, national Coordinator of the International Network “International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP)”, Coordinator of the Research Network on Leadership and Educational Improvement (RILME) and was an elected Member of the executive board of the International Congress on School Effectiveness and School Improvement (ICSEI).

In recent years, he has focused his research interest in the field of Education for Social Justice. He has participated as PI in the R+D+i projects; Democracy in schools as the foundation of an education for social justice (EDU2017-82688-P), Schools in socio-economically challenging contexts: An approach from education for social justice (EDU2014-56118-P), Schools for Social Justice (EDU2011-29114) and Educational Leadership for Social Justice (EDU2010-18224). He is Director of the International Journal of Education for Social Justice (Scopus).

PI of the Network of Excellence: Research Network on Leadership and Education Improvement funded by the State Program for Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence (EDU2017‐90606 ‐ REDT and EDU2015-70036-REDT).

He is also a well-known methodologist and has published a considerable number of articles where he demonstrates the relationship of different factors with academic performance.