Dr David Mitchell, of Pegasus, ONZM, for services to education
Dr Mitchell has held UNESCO consultancies focussing on inclusive education and the development of education for children with special needs in countries such as India, China, Thailand, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. He has published more than 200 works, including the book ‘What Really Works in Special Education: Using Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies’, and has delivered more than 130 papers at conferences. He has sat on the editorial boards of six international special education/disability journals. Within New Zealand, he was part of the National Advisory Committee on Special Education, which helped develop and implement the foundation special education policy ‘Special Education 2000’. Dr Mitchell is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury’s College of Education, Health and Human Development, and previously worked in the University of Waikato’s Educational Studies Department.