Professor Bill Lucas

Chair of GIoCT Advisory Board and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winches


Professor Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at the University
of Winchester and chair of GIoCT’s advisory board. The five dimensional model of
creativity he developed with colleagues at CRL is used in more than 30 countries. In 2015-
2019 Bill served on the scientific advisory board of the OECD-CERI’s research into fostering
students’ creativity/critical thinking.

In 2017 Bill was appointed co-chair of the strategic advisory group for the 2022 PISA
Creative Thinking Test. Bill was co-author of the first report of the Durham Commission on
Creativity in Education, published in 2019 and, in 2020, undertook a review of national
frameworks for embedding creativity in schools for the European Joint Research Council.
Bill’s most recent research, Creative leadership to develop creativity and creative thinking
in English schools was published in 2021. Bill’s book, with Ellen Spencer, Teaching Creative
Thinking, has been widely acclaimed.