Jo B. Helgetun, MA, is Doctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies at the University of Louvain. His current research focuses on the national trajectories of education policy reform and their embeddedness in the global education policy field. His past work was on the new governance of Educational Research, comparing trajectories, turns and transformations in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway. His work on education research governing is forthcoming in the European Journal of Education and the book series Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Jo has worked as a Doctoral Research Fellow on the project since September 2017, focusing on the formation of teacher policy in England and France. His PhD thesis will analyse how historical trajectories, political practices, and international influences guide initial teacher training policies.
Research Interests: Policy, Governing, Education, Knowledge production, Evidence-based policymaking, History, Neo-institutionalism, Process tracing, Circular method of the research process.