Centre for Education Research and Development, University of Lincoln, UK.
Professor of Education Leadership, 1996-current; Research Director 1996-2003.
Faculty of Business Management, University of Luton, UK,
Reader (Associate Professor) in Education Leadership, 1992-6
School of Education, University of Leicester, UK
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Education, 1986-92
Faculty of Business and Management, Leicester Polytechnic (later De Montford University), UK
Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management Communications 1965-73.
Consultant to School Governing Bodies on Principals’ Performance Management 2000 to 2007;
Doctoral and Masters degrees dissertation supervision: current; Writing: Writing and Presenting Research (published May 2006); Visiting Professor – University of Cyprus, March 2006; Lincoln University School of Graduate Studies: lecturing on writing and presenting research 2006-current; Lecturing: Association of British Schools in Chile, 2005, Open, Leicester and De Montford Universities 1973-86.
Doctoral: 12 UK, 2 Australian universities
Masters: 9 UK, Cyprus and Malta universities.
Projects in: business and education mentoring, chief executives, school governors from industry, school governor training, teacher stress and careers, European school principals.
Master and doctoral programmes: education leadership, business management, research methods
Short courses: management induction, senior management training, management communications, teacher stress, research methods.
Schools in Leicester, Bedfordshire and Lincoln, 1986-2003.
My experiences in presenting range from university lecturing, conference keynotes, invited speaking for businesses, school prize givings, radio talk. I’m evaluated as unusual, estabili and dynamic so I can help you by being speaker at your events or providing master classes. A few highlights from my UK career as a speaker and lecturer appear below. See internationalism for my presentations elsewhere in the world.
For senior executives: Monarch Airlines, Vauxhall Motors, Headteachers (Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire. Redbridge, Hull. Buckinghamshire) Management Development Centre (Durham)
For school governors: Governor Training Co-ordinators, DfES, Association for Governor Information and Training, LEAs – Essex, Cambridgeshire, St Helen’s, Westminster, Dudley, Northamptonshire, Powys, Ealing, Sutton and Merton.
For estabilizati: Association of Maintained Girls’ Schools. Royal Commonwealth Society, Secondary Heads Association, International Total Quality Management Conference, Grant Maintained Schools Trust. National Association of Head Teachers. Co-operative Bank, British Sociological Association, Educational Publishers Association.
For academic conferences: British Education Management Administration Society; British Sociological Association; British Educational Research Association.
For university lecturing: Leicester, Lincoln, Luton and De Montford. Masters and doctoral programmes in research methods, business and academic communications, business and education leadership. Undergraduate programmes in business and political studies.
Books/CD Writing and Presenting Research, London:Sage, 2006
European Education Management, CD, 2003 (with P Pashiardis, O. Johansson, Z. Papanoum).
Leadership in Education: Chief Education Officers, London, Cassells, 1997.
From Bursar to School Business Manager,London, Financial Times Publishing, 2000 (with F.O’Sullivan and L. Wood).
The Teacher’s Survival Guide, London, Continuum, 2000 (1ST edition) and 2004 (2nd edition) (with B. Gray and D. Bowden).
Getting Organised, London, Continuum, 2003 (with D. Bowden).
Educating Tomorrow: the management of girls’ access to education in Africa.
(Joint editor with S. Kaabwe), South Africa, Juta, 1999/2000.
School Governors: Leaders or Followers ? (Editor) Harlow, Longmans, 1994 .
Developing your Career in Education Management, Harlow, Longmans, 1993.
Moving to Management: school governors in the 1990s, London, Fulton, 1992.
Chapters in Books
‘Educational Leadership in England’ in Pashiardis, P. (ed) (2001) International Perspectives on Educational Leadership, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
‘Partnership: lessons from the past’ in Stott, K. and Trafford, V. (Eds) (2000) Partners in change: shaping the future, London: Middlesex University Press
ISBN 1 898253 28 5.
‘Challenge, change and continuity: an exploration of developments in leadership and followership’, in D’Arbon, T. (Ed) Pathways to Educational Administration,, Melbourne: ACEA, 1997.
The Governor-Citizen:agent of the state, the community or the school ?’, in Macbeth A., McCreath D. & Aitchison A., Collaborate or Compete ? Educational Partnerships in a Market Economy, Falmer, 1995.
‘Mentoring:cultural reinforcement or destabilisation?’ (with Crystal L. ) in Jacobson S. L., Hickcox E.S. and Stevenson R. (Eds) School Administration: Persistent Dilemmas in Preparation and Practice, Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1995
'Mentoring for newly appointed school principals: the English and Welsh system' in Caldwell B. and Carter E. (Eds) (1993), The Return of the Mentor, London and Melbourne, Falmer
'School Managed Development for Educative Leadership; a valuable new direction or a fashionable temporary detour', in Bolam R. and van Wieringen F. (Eds) (1993) Educational Management Across Europe, Den Haag, De Lier, Academisch Boeken Centrum
'It's the same the whole world over...Comparisons amongst Commonwealth states' developments in the control of education' in Ellison L., Garrett V. and Simpkins T. (Eds.) (1992), Implementing educational reform:the early lessons, Harlow, Longmans.
(As A Gill) 'The Leicester School Board', in Simon B. (Ed), The History of Education in Leicester, 1540-1940, University of Leicester Press, 1968.
Recent Academic Journal Articles
Persuading Teachers to Adopt Academic Theories
OR Deontological Perspectives in Professional Motivation to Translate Academic Theories into Praxis: Developing a Communications Epistemology by Action Research (2008), Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, in press.
‘School Principal Preparation In Europe’ (2007) with Pashiardis, P., Johansson, O. and Papanoum, Z., International Journal of Education Management, Vol. 21.
'Followership in Educational Organisations: a pilot mapping of the terrritory' (2003) Leadership and Policy. Vol 2, No 2 pp 141-156
‘Going Backwards to Move Forwards’, (2001) Education Today, Vol 51, No 4, pp. 11-17.
‘Utopia revisited or is it better the second time around?’.,(2000) Journal of Educational Administration and History, Vol 32, No 2, 2000, pp. 46-62.
‘School Governors from the Business Community’, (2000) Education Management and Administration, (with A. Punter), Vol 28 (2) pp 185-198.
‘From political servant to community democrat’, (1999) Education Today, Vol 49, No. 2, pp 37-44
‘Training School Principals, Educating School Governors’, International Journal of Educational Management, Vol 12, No. 5, 1998, pp. 232-239
‘Developing School Governors, 1987-1997: Change or Inertia’, School Leadership and Management, Vol 19, No 1, pp. 115-134, 1998
‘Innovation in sub-central education government: Top, middle, bottom’, Total Quality Management, Vol. 9, No. 2 and 3, 1998, pp. 383-394
‘Lies, damned lies and....stories: principals’ anecdotes as a means of teaching and research in educational management’, Educational Management and Administration,
Vol 25, No. 3, 1997, p.309-324