Mary Brydon-Miller

Mary Brydon-Miller

Dr. Brydon-Miller's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Environmental Psychology, University of Massachusettes
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz


Dr. Brydon-Miller is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings. Her current research focuses on research ethics in educational and community settings and on the transformation of institutions of higher education through action research.

Selected Professional Service

  • Centre for Community Justice and Social Action. University of Durham. International Advisory Board Member (current)
  • Swedish Participatory Action Research Consortium (SPARC). International Board Member (current)
  • Associate Editor, Educational Action Research
  • Editorial Board Member, Educational Research for Social Change
  • Associate Editor Emerita, Action Research
  • Reviewer, British Educational Research

Professional Memberships

  • Action Research Action Learning Association
  • Action Research Network of the Americas
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Brydon-Miller, M.& Hilsen, A. I. (2016). Where rivers meet: Exploring the confluence of ecofeminism, covenantal ethics, and action research. In M. Phillips & N. Rumens (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on ecofeminism (pp. 95-108). New York: Routledge.
  • Coghlan, D. and Brydon-Miller, M. (Eds.) (2014). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. London: SAGE Publications.
  • Stevens, D., Brydon-Miller, M., & Raider-Roth, M. (2016). Structured ethical reflection in practitioner inquiry: Theory, pedagogy, and practice. The Educational Forum, 80 (4), 430-443.
  • Brydon-Miller, M. & Coghan, D. (2015). Mirror, mirror: Action research takes a hard look at higher education. In J. Kearney, M. Todhunter, & R. Teare (Eds.), Lifelong action learning and research: A tribute to the pioneering life and work of Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt (pp. 11-20). Sense Publishers.
  • Research Ethics: Developing a Personal, Participative, and Public Ethical Stance in Participatory Action Research. New Directions in Participatory Ethics. Durham University. Durham, UK. July 8, 2016.
  • Lighting the spark, seeing the light: Educational Action Research as Transformative Practice. Keynote Address in International Congress on Action Research in Education Manila, Philippines. March 3-5, 2016