Welcome to my website. I hope you find it informative and useful. I am committed to working with schools and school systems to raise attainment and to secure success for all students in all settings. I am also passionate about working with schools in the most disadvantaged contexts.
My research areas include: educational leadership; education policy; organisational change; school and system improvement.
I have held senior posts at the University of Nottingham, University of Warwick and University College London. In 2009-12, I was a Senior Policy Adviser for the Welsh Government assisting with system transformation and reform. During this time I led the National Professional Learning Communities (PLC) programme that involved all schools in Wales.
From 2012-2016, I was Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the 'Institute of Educational Leadership' at the University of Malaya, Malaysia where I was co-directing a major research project focusing on 7 different education systems (Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Russia, Indonesia and England). I am currently Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, at the Department of Education, University of Bath, England.
I am an International Educational Adviser to the First Minister of Scotland.
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