Education Leadership and Policy

Education Leadership and Policy

The Education Leadership and Policy (ELP) Research and Teaching Group examines the role of leadership and policy making in equitable education systems and the socioeconomic impact of education globally. The group has expertise in comparative and international education; educational improvement and system change; governance and public policy; educational leadership; childhood practice; and labour market and socio-economic impacts of education

This expertise is deployed in several key domains of research and engagement. In particular, school improvement and community development partnerships (Anderson, Ainscow, Chapman, Hall, LowdenMcBride, Neary); leadership and management in education (Black, Boyle, Dimmock, Harvie, Kerrigan, Nguyen, Orr, Wingrave); childhood practice (Black, Boyle, Orr, Wingrave); governance in education (Murphy); educational capacity building in the global south (Dimmock, Hermannsson, Nguyen, Nesterova, Odena, Read, Schweisfurth, Valiente); economic and social impacts of upper secondary and technical and vocational education (Capsada-Munsech, Valiente), and higher education (Capsada-Munsech, Hermannsson, Parker, Read).

Members of the group regularly advise on education policy and practice. For instance, Professor Chris Chapman has been a seconded education advisor to the Scottish Government on the Attainment Challenge and member of the Scottish First Minister’s International Council of Education Advisors. Professor Michele Schweisfurth is principal education adviser to Dfid and one of only four independent advisors to the Global Partnership for Education in Washington DC.