Professor Stuart McNaughton ONZM is Chief Education Scientific Advisor and Professor of Education and Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland. His research areas are literacy and language development, the design of effective education for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and cultural processes in development. He has published extensively on children’s development through family and school literacy practices, instructional designs and equity outcomes in early childhood and school settings, and the use of design based approaches in large scale interventions with schools. He is a member of the Literacy Research Panel of the International Literacy Association and in 2014 was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame. He has a visiting position at East China Normal University (Shanghai) as Distinguished International Professor.