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Mr Malcolm Griffiths

Profile summary

Professional biography

I joined the Open University in 2010 as a member of the university’s international teacher education and development team.  Since then, the projects I have worked on are: English in Action (EIA) Bangladesh 2010-2017; Improving Gender Attitudes. Transition n Education Outcomes (IGATE-T); Zimbabwe from 2017; Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) Zimbabwe from 2019; Towards Results in English and Education (TREE) Myanmar 2019 - 2022, for which acted as Academic Director, Teacher Training for Gils'' Education (TTIGE) Sierra Leone. I am currently a member of the postgraduate team in the school of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, authoring materials on educational leadership and management and inclusive practice. 








Research interests

Areas of professional interest

  • Mobile and blended learning in continuing professional development
  • School-based teacher professional development
  • Peer support in CPD

Teaching interests

  • Continuing professional development for teachers
  • Early years foreign language learning;
  • Education in international development
  • Educational leadership
  • Initial teacher education


Ethnic differences in risk factors for adverse birth outcomes between Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British mothers (2020-01)
Garcia, Rebecca; Ali, Nasreen; Guppy, Andrew; Griffiths, Malcolm and Randhawa, Gurch
Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(1) (pp. 174-182)

The ‘trainer in your pocket’: mobile phones within a teacher continuing professional development (CDP) program in Bangladesh (2013)
Walsh, Christopher S.; Power, Tom; Khatoon, Masuda; Biswas, Sudeb Kumar; Paul, Ashok Kumar; Sarka, Bikash Chandra and Griffiths, Malcolm
Professional Development in Education, 39(2) (pp. 186-200)

English in Action: a new approach to continuing professional development through the use of mediated video, peer support and low-cost mobilephones in Bangladesh (2014)
Woodward, Clare; Griffiths, Malcolm and Solly, Michael
In: Hayes, David ed. Innovations In The Continuing Professional Development Of English Language Teachers (pp. 227-248)
ISBN : 978-0-86355-741-5 | Publisher : British Council | Published : London

Teachers' Voices. Capturing the Dynamics of Change (2017)
Sarkar, Bikash Chandra; Hedges, Claire; Griffiths, Malcolm; Mathew, Rama and Biswas, Sudeb Kumar eds.
Publisher : English in Action, Bangladesh | Published : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Educational Technology Landscape Review, Myanmar (2019-08-29)
Power, Tom; Griffiths, Malcolm and Seal, Timothy
DFID Myanmar-UK Partnership for Education

How are English language teachers supported to develop professional knowledge and practice, within their schools? Qualitative Study (2017)
Power, Tom; Mathew, Rama and Griffiths, Malcolm
English in Action (EIA), Dhaka, Bangladesh.