Education leadership and policy

The focus of this research group is national and international educational leadership theory and practice (including gender, race and equity issues) and the exploration and analysis of policymaking and how this shapes and influences education and its enactment. The group examines both theoretical aspects and the practical consequences to organisations of alternative forms of leadership, and the debates current in the field. The group also examines the relationship between educational policymaking and enactment including the various factors which mediate this process, and acts as a base for writing and research bidding as appropriate to its interests.

Contact: Professor Megan Crawford


Postgraduate research

There are many doctoral and masters degree opportunities in education leadership and policy for students at Plymouth Institute of Education, and we particularly welcome enquiries and applications in these areas. Please look at the relevant programme websites via Informal enquiries can be addressed to any of the members of this group.