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Frank Cornelissen


Affiliated Lecturer

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Available by telephone in the Netherlands on +31(0)611627067


  • PhD in Educational Science (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
  • MSc in Educational Science and Technology (cum laude/with honours) (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
  • BEd (HZ University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • American Educational Research Association member
  • Advisory Board member of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education  (San Diego, USA)

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Frank Cornelissen is an assistant professor "Educational Innovation" at the University of Amsterdam, a Lector Educational Sciences at the joint training institute of the Dutch judicial system and the Public Prosecution Service (SSR) and an Affiliated Lecturer at Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge.
Most recently he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow and senior research associate at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and the University of California San Diego (U.S.). Previously, he worked in the Netherlands in the field of education as an elementary school teacher, consultant, lecturer, researcher and senior policy advisor of the Dutch Education Council.

Academic Area/Links

  • TBC

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Research Topics

  • Networks in Education
  • School-university (research) partnerships
  • Teacher research
  • Teacher leadership

Current Research Project(s)

  • A social network view on the development of students’ self regulation in vocational education. (2017-) University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Knowledge sharing among judges in criminal courts. (2017-) Dutch Council for Judiciary, The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Exploring effects of Big Data Training for Judges: Transfer of learning from training to workplace. (2017-) SSR and Dutch Council for Judiciary, The Hague (Netherlands).
  • Exploring the Impact of Research Networks on Schools (2016). Small Research Grant, Spencer Foundation (U.S.A.)
  • Research Networks for Educational Reform: A ‘School-University Research Network’ Perspective on Linking Teacher Education, Knowledge and School Development (2013-2016). Funded by the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement 298865. PI: Frank Cornelissen. Scientist in charge: Ros McLellan.
  • Knowledge Processes in School-University Research Networks (2007-2011). Funded by the Eindhoven School of Education (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Institute for Special and Inclusive Education (Fontys University of Applied Sciences)

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  • Postgraduate
    • Co-supervision of doctoral students
    • Guest lecturing (Doctorate programs)

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Principal and Recent Publications

Cornelissen, F., McLellan, R.W., & Schofield, J. (2017). Fostering research engagement in partnership schools: Networking and value creation. Oxford Review of Education, 1-23. DOI 10.1080/03054985.2017.1316251
Liou, Y., Daly, A.J., Forbes, A.F., Moolenaar, N.M., Cornelissen, F., Canrinus, E.T., & Hsiao, J. (2017). The Social Side of Teacher Preparation: Social Networks, Trust, Efficacy and Performance. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. DOI 10.1080/13540602.2016.1218329
Cornelissen, F., Liou, Y., Daly, A.J., Swet, J. van, Beijaard, D., Bergen, T.C.M., & Canrinus, E.T. (2015). Teacher Education’s Challenge of Changing Research Relationships with Schools, AERA Open, 1(4), 1-24.
Cornelissen, F., Daly, A. J., Liou, Y., Swet, J. van, Beijaard, D., & Bergen, T.C.M. (2015). Leveraging the relationship: Knowledge processes in school-university research networks of master’s programs. Research Papers in Education, 30(3), 366-392.
Cornelissen, F., Daly, A. J., Liou, Y., Swet, J. van, Beijaard, D., & Bergen, T.C.M. (2014). More than a master: Developing, sharing and using knowledge in school-university research networks. Cambridge Journal of Education, 44(1), 35-57.
Cornelissen, F., & Van den Berg, E. (2014) Characteristics of the research supervision of postgraduate teachers’ action research. Educational Studies, 40(3), 237-252.
Moolenaar, N.M., Daly, A.J., Cornelissen, F., Liou, Y., Caillier, S., Riordan, R., Wilson, K., & Cohen, A. (2014). Linked to Innovation: Shaping an Innovative Climate through Network Intentionality and Educators’ Social Network Position. Journal of Educational Change, 15, 99-123.
Daly, A.J., Liou, Y., Tran, N., Cornelissen, F., Park, V. (2013). The rise of the neurotics: Social networks, leadership, and efficacy in district reform. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(2), 233-278.
Cornelissen, F., Swet, J. van, Beijaard, D. & Bergen, T. (2013). Exploring knowledge processes based on teacher research in a school-university research network of a master’s program. Journal of Educational Change, 14, 139-176.
Cornelissen, F., Jong, T. de & Kessels, J. (2012). Knitted patterns or contagious hotspots? Linking views on knowledge and organizational networked learning. The Learning Organization, 19(6), 469-481.
Cornelissen, F., Swet, J. van, Beijaard, D. & Bergen, T. (2011). Aspects of school-university research networks that play a role in developing, sharing and using knowledge based on teacher research. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(1), 147-156.

Frank Cornelissen

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