Jean McNiff is Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK. She also holds visiting professorial positions at Beijing Normal University and Ningxia Teachers University, People's Republic of China, and Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway. She has written widely on action research in education. Jean also offers writing workshops and support on doing and writing practice-based research across disciplines and professions. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and through her website at www.jeanmcniff.com.