Dr Margarita Pavlova (PhD Australia; PhD Russia; MEd USA; BEd Hons Russia) is the Director of the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong) that is a member of the UNESCO-UNEVOC network. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr Pavlova has more than twenty years of international work experience in education across a variety of contexts (Europe, Asia, USA and Australia). Her research focus is concerned with policy, planning and curriculum development in vocational education at both the national and international levels, with a particular emphasis on green skills development and greening of the vocational education sector. Her regional research and development projects in Asia have been funded by different agencies including the Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and the European Training Foundation.
Dr Pavlova has published widely in fields of her expertise including a sole authored book on Technology and vocational education for sustainable development: Empowering individuals for the future (Springer, 2009). She serves on the editorial advisory boards of two book series published by Springer: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, and Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Currently, she holds a Visiting Researcher position at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore.