Malcolm Skilbeck is a world authority on education and works in educational policy analysis, curriculum, tertiary and secondary education, the teaching profession, and educational innovation. Some of this work has been done with Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Skilbeck received his B.A. from University of Sydney, his M.A. from University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from the University of London. He has published many papers, articles, books and reports on academic issues such as curriculum theory and development, educational policy and youth training, in the secondary and tertiary sectors. He authored the books School Based Curriculum Development and The Vocational Quest; co-authored the Curriculum Reform, and the influential survey: Industry-university partnerships in the curriculum: trends and developments in OECD countries.