Paul W. Miller, PhD, is Head of the School of Education and Professor of Educational Leadership & Social Justice. He is President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM), and a member of Council of the Institute for Educational Administration & Management – Jamaica 9IEAL-J and the British Educational Leadership, Management Administration Society (BELMAS). Paul has written extensive on racism and educational leadership, and on the practice of school leadership in global education systems. He is author/ editor of, “Race, Education and Educational Leadership in England”, “The Nature of School Leadership: Global Practice Perspectives”, and “Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global & Intercultural Perspectives”. He is lead series editor for “Race, Ethnicity and Belonging in Education” (Bloomsbury).
Nationality: British and Jamaican (dual Citizenship)
2. Education & Qualification after High School
2011: LLM (Master of Law, with Merit) in Minorities Rights and the Law, Law School, Middlesex University.
Thesis: Children, HIV/AIDS, Education and Human Rights in Jamaica.
2008: PhD in Education (Education Policy/Human Resources Management in Education),
Institute of Education, University of London.
Thesis: Professional Lives in Transition: The Experiences of Overseas Trained Teachers from the Caribbean in London’s Secondary Schools
2002: MBA in Human Resources Management, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Thesis: Corporate Governance, a thing of the Past: The case of Enron.
2001: Diploma in Business Administration, Mona School of Business, University of the West
3. Professional Qualification
2016: Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy
2006: Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary, Religious Studies), Department for Education & Skills.
4. Professional Recognition/ Esteem
2018: Pre-REF Output Reviewer, Universities of Roehampton and Leicester 2017: Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences
2016: Recognised Programme Developer, Brunel University London
5. Employment History (Higher Education)
Current Post (October 2019):
Head of the School of Education, and Professor of Educational Leadership & Social Justice, University of Greenwich, UK
6. Previous Employment
September 2016 – October 2019: Professor of Educational Leadership & Management, School of Education & Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK
- Leader- Research Bidding Strategy, School of Education & Professional Development
- Teaching various M-Level modules & Doctoral SupervisionJanuary 2014 – August 2016: Reader in Education, School of Sports & Education, Brunel University LondonTeaching, Administration & Academic Leadership
- Director of Post-Graduate Research
- Programme Leader & Convenor: MA Education
- Teaching various M-Level modules & Doctoral Supervision
- Programme Developer & Quality Assurance, Department of EducationSeptember 2012- December 2013, Professor of Educational Leadership & Management, School of Graduate Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship, University of Technology, JamaicaTeaching, Administration & Academic Leadership
- Programme Leader & Convener: MPhil/ PhD Educational Leadership & Management
- Chair, Curriculum & Quality Assurance Committee, GraduateStudies
- Teaching various M-Level & D-Level modules
- Doctoral supervisionSeptember 2008 – August 2012, Senior Lecturer in Education & Early Childhood Studies, Middlesex University, LondonTeaching, Administration & Academic Leadership
- Programme Leader & Convenor: Doctor of Education [EdD]
- Programme Leader & Convenor: MA Education
- Teaching various UG, M & D-Level modules
- Doctoral supervision
- Quality Assurance Lead, Education Programmes, School of Sports & Education 7. International reputation, work and consultancy2020 (February): Developing as educational and academic leaders in UK Higher Education: moving beyond quandaries and conundrum, Brunel University London. One off Training/ Workshop.2018 (December – 2022, December): Elected, President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM). Four year term of office.
2018 (September): Appointed, External Reviewer (HEIs and PSA Programmes) Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA). Ongoing (needs based).
2018 (September): Research Development and School Effectiveness Consultancy, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, Jamaica. Ongoing.
2018 (March): Evaluation of RPF Cyprus Research Proposal EXCELLENCE/1216/0040. One off project evaluation.
2018 (June 4th– 29th): Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, Member of the External Evaluation Committee (EEC) for the evaluation – accreditation process of higher education programmes of study:
- MSc Education, Leadership and Management – Cyprus International Institute of Management (Nicosia)
- MSc Education, Leadership and Management – Cyprus International Institute of Management (Limassol)2017 (February): Member, Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Technical Working Group on Educational Leadership & Teaching Innovation (and leader of the sub-committee that drafted the CARICOM School Leadership Standards). Ongoing.October 2012– December 2013. Member, Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ), Sub- Committee on Labour Mobility & Migration.November 2012– December 2013. Member, Jamaica Teaching Council’s (JTC), Sub- Committee on Research & Communications.8. Secondary School Teaching Experience
September 2005 – December 2009, Head of Business Studies and Economics, HighlandsSchool, Enfield, London.September 2003-2005: 2i/c Religious Education department and Teacher of Religious Studies, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Citizenship Geoffrey Chaucer Technology College, Harper Road, SE1 6AG, London.September 1998-2003, Founding Head of Religious Education and Teacher of English Language, Tacius Golding High School, Brown’s Hall St. Catherine, Jamaica.9. Research, Scholarship & SupervisionResearch Achievements2008: Honorary Doctor of the University (D.Univ.) from the Commonwealth Open University in recognition of my research on Teacher Migration .2014: My research on Corruption in Education/ Teacher Progression in Jamaica and England recognised by UNESCO’s Institute for International Education Planning (IIEP) with three separate outputs now listed in its database: http://etico.iiep.unesco.org/resources/resource- base/ .
2017 (October): In admitting me to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Academy noted my expertise on “the topic of discrimination faced by BME teachers in attaining leadership roles in UK schools”. https://www.acss.org.uk/news/sixty-nine-leading-social- scientists-conferred-fellows-academy-social-sciences/
2017 (October): The UK Cabinet Office acknowledged, in a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, “Equally could you pass on my thanks to Paul Miller. His work has shaped some policy development we are still undertaking and hope to be able to share more widely soon” (email correspondence from John Connell, Race Disparity Unit, 12/10/17).
10. Master’s and Doctoral Supervision
I have successfully supervised ten doctoral students in educational leadership & management, educational policy, school leadership, at Middlesex University, University of Technology, Jamaica, Brunel University London and the University of Huddersfield.
I have successfully supervised over 100 students at masters level investigating a range of topics in educational studies, at Middlesex University, University of Technology, Jamaica, Brunel University London, and the University of Huddersfield.
I currently supervise nine doctoral students researching the practice of school leadership, principal development and racism and leadership in education and the national health service.
11. External Examining & Quality Assurance
I have examined several doctoral degrees in education at: Middlesex University (2010, DProf); University of Technology, Jamaica (2013, PhD); University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (2015, PhD); Annamalai University, India (PhD, 2015); University of Sheffield (2015, EdD); UCL Institute of Education (EdD, 2016); University of Greenwich (2016, PhD); University of Aberdeen (2017, PhD); British University in Dubai (2017); University of Birmingham (2018, PhD); British University in Dubai (2018); Middlesex University (2018, PhD); Middlesex University (2019, DProf); Cardiff Metropolitan University (2019, PhD); University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados (2020, PhD).
EdD- Doctor of Education; PhD- Doctor of Philosophy; DProf- Doctor of Professional Studies
2014 (June): University of Bedfordshire, Lead External Reviewer and Member of the External Programme Review Team, MA Programmes in Education (six in total).
2019: – : Programme External Examiner, Doctor of Education (EdD), University of Birmingham, UK
2016- present: Programme Examiner, MSc Educational Leadership & management and Into Headship- Scottish Professional Qualification for Headship, Scottish Government/ University of Strathclyde
2015 – present: Programme Examiner, MSc Educational Leadership & Management, University of Leicester
2015 – present: Programme Examiner, MA Educational Leadership, University of Nottingham 2014- 2016: Programme Examiner, MA Teaching & Learning, University of Suffolk
2014- 2017: Programme Examiner, MA Teaching & Learning, Roehampton University (*from September 2016, Chief Examiner, MA programmes)
2010 – July 2015: Programme Examiner, MA Education, University of Sheffield
12. Professional Memberships and Affiliations Learned and Professional Societies
2015- present: Council Member, British Educational Leadership Management Administration Society (BELMAS), & co-convenor, “Race & Educational Leadership”, Research Interest Group
2012- December 2018: President, Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica (IEAL-J), & Director of Strategy, Opportunities and Futures (and Co-convenor of the Educational Administration & Social Justice Research Interest Group).
2012- December 2018: Board Member: Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM), & Member of Publications Committee
2006- present: Fellow of the College of Teachers, UK
2018- present: Co-series Editor, Race & Belonging in Education, Bloomsbury.
2017- present: Co-series Editor, Policy Implications of Research in Education, Springer:http://www.springer.com/series/11212
2015 – present: Series Editor, Intercultural Studies in Education, Palgrave Macmillan:https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/15066
Academic peer-reviewed journals:
2015 – present: Associate Editor, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership 2014 – present: Associate Editor, International Studies in Educational Administration 2012- present: Co-editor: Power & Education
14. Scholarship and publications
Race, Education and Educational Leadership in England: An Integrated Analysis, London, Bloomsbury (April 2019). [Co-editor, with Dr. Christine Callender]
The Nature of School Leadership: Global Practice Perspectives, London: Palgrave Macmillan (February 2018)
Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives, London: Palgrave Macmillan (January 2017) [Editor]
Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean: New Insights from a Comparative Approach, London: Bloomsbury, (January 2016). 3*
School Leadership in the Caribbean: perceptions, practices and paradigms (February 2013) [Editor] – London: Symposium Books.
Human Rights as Safeguarding: Children, HIV/AIDS, Education and Human Rights in Jamaica (2012). Lambert Academic Publishers. ISBN: 978-3848449361
Professional Lives in Transition: Shock, Turbulence and adaptation in Teacher identity Reconstruction (2012). Lambert Academic Publishers.
Miller, P (2010) Educational Planning and Administration. Study text of the Distance Learning Programme “School Management”, University of Technology, Kaiserslautern: Germany.
Miller, P (2010) Accreditation as Quality Control. Study text of the Distance Learning Programme “School Management”, University of Technology, Kaiserslautern: Germany.
Miller, P (2013) The Politics of Progression: Primary teachers’ perceived barriers to gaining a Principalship in Jamaica, Kingston: University of Technology, Jamaica & the Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica.
Miller, P. (2019). Race discrimination, cultural inequality, and the politics of knowledge in England. In R. Papa (Ed), Springer Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education
Miller, P. (2019). Race and Ethnicity in Educational Leadership. In T. Bush and L. Bell (Eds), Principles of Educational leadership & Management, 3rd edn, London: SAGE.
Miller, P. Roofe, C., García-Carmona (2019). School Leadership, Curriculum Diversity, Social Justice and Critical Perspectives in Education. In, P. Angelle & D. Torrance (Eds), Cultures of Social Justice Leadership: An Intercultural Context of Schools, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Miller, P. (2019). Race, Origin, Qualifications and the Progression of Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in England. In, P. Miller & C. Callender, Race, Educational and Educational leadership in England: An Integrated Analysis, London: Bloomsbury.
Miller, P. & Wallder, S. (2016) Protecting HIV-Positive Children in Jamaica: Exploring Policy, Practice and Institutional Responses. In, P. Liamputtong (Ed.) “Children and Young People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective”
Miller, P (2016) Developing Successful & Effective Leadership: Caribbean Perspectives. In
P. Pashiardis & O. Johansson (Eds) Successful School Leadership: International Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury. 3*
Miller, P (2015) Children at risk: girls’ sexual abuse and child protection issues in Jamaica. In, Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson (Eds) Child Advocacy and Early Childhood Education Policies in the Caribbean (Research in Global Child Advocacy Series), Information Age Publishers.
Miller, P (2014) Becoming a Principal: Exploring Perceived Discriminatory Practices in the Appointment and Selection of Principals in Jamaica and England. In, K. Beycioglu & P. Pashiardis (Eds) Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness, IGI Global.
Miller, P & Hutton, D (2014) Leading from “Within”: Towards a Comparative View of How School Leaders’ Personal Values and Beliefs Influence How They Lead in England and Jamaica. In S. Harris and J. Mixon [Eds], Building Cultural Community through Global Educational Leadership, NCPEA Publications.
Mayne, H & Miller, P (2014) Preparing Student Teachers to Become Leaders of Change in the Global Context. In S. Harris and J. Mixon [Eds], Building Cultural Community through Global Educational Leadership, NCPEA Publications.
Miller, P.W (2013) School Leadership in the Caribbean: approaches and development. In Paul Miller (Ed), School Leadership in the Caribbean: Perceptions, Practices, Paradigms, London: Symposium Books
Miller, P.W (2013) The Political Dichotomy of School Leadership in the Caribbean: a multi- lens look. In Paul Miller (Ed), School Leadership in the Caribbean: Perception, Practices, Paradigms, London: Symposium Books
Miller, P.W (2011) Epistemic shifts in Caribbean Teacher Identity: Overseas Trained Teachers in England. In Sadhana Manik and Anand Singh (Eds), ‘Global Mobility and Migration of Teachers: Issues, Identities and Infringements’, Kamla-Raj Publishers, Delhi: India.
Guest Editorship. Education Sciences, Special Issue on ‘Societal Culture and Educational/
School Leadership’, September 2018.
Guest Editor. Research in Comparative International Education, Special Issue on ‘Education
for All in the Caribbean’, February 2014. 9 (1), [Editorial]
Guest Editor. Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands, Special Issue on
‘Educational Leadership in the Caribbean & Beyond’. December 2012 (JUCCI 6) [Editorial]
Guest Editor. Power and Education Journal, Special Issue on Migration and Education, March 2012. (Volume 4.2) [Editorial]
Guest Editor. Power and Education Journal, Special Issue on Migration and Education, November 2011. (Volume 3.3) [Editorial]
Miller, P. (2019) The Political Dichotomy of School Leadership: Policy, Practice, Social Justice – Evidence from Sixteen Countries, Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, Special Issue, https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/article-file/898594
Miller, P. (2019). ‘Tackling’ race inequality in school leadership: Positive actions in BAME teacher progression – evidence from three English schools, Educational Management Administration & Leadership.
Miller, P. Hill-Berry, N., Hylton-Fraser., Powell, S. (2019). Social Justice Work as Activism: The Work of Education Professionals in England and Jamaica, International Studies in Educational Administration, 47(1), 3-18.
Miller, P. Gaynor, V., Powell, C., Powell, S., Simpson, E. (2019). Leadership as sustainability: context and primary school principals in Jamaica, Journal of School Leadership, 29 (2), 130-149.
Miller, P. (2018). Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in England: surviving or thriving? Management in Education.
Miller, P. (2018). Aspiration, career progression and Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in England, International Journal of Leadership in Education.
Miller, P. & Callender, C. (2018). Black leaders matter: agency, progression and the sustainability of BME school leadership in England, Journal of Multicultural Education.
Miller, P. (2018) Schooling as development: re-orienting education towards national economic competitiveness as a response to global economic uncertainty, Leading and Managing.
Miller, P. (2018) ‘Culture’, ‘Context’, School Leadership and Entrepreneurialism: Evidence from Sixteen Countries, Education Sciences, 8(76), 1-14.
Miller, P. (2016) ‘White sanction’, institutional, group and individual interaction in the promotion and progression of black and minority ethnic academics and teachers in England, Power & Education. 3*
Miller, P. et al (2015) Building Teacher Capacity through an International Study Tour: Impact and Evidence, International Studies in Educational Administration, 43 (1), pp. 19- 33.
Miller, P. (2015) Politics, religion and social connections: pillars for progression among primary teachers in Jamaica, School Leadership & Management, 35 (3), pp.237–250.
Miller, P., Potter, I, et al (2015) Crossing the border: reconstructing and re-aligning teacher and principal identities through a study tour, Journal of Adult & Continuing Education, 21 (1), pp.31- 47.
Miller, P., & Roofe, C.G. (2015) Mentoring and coaching in the Academe: reflections on a mentoring/coaching relationship, Policy Futures in Education, 13 (4) pp. 479–491
Miller, P. (2015) Leading Remotely: Exploring the Experiences of Principals in Rural and Remote School Communities in Jamaica. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 11 (1), 35- 53.
Miller, P. (2014) Children at Risk: A review of sexual abuse incidents and child protection issues in Jamaica, Open Review of Educational Research, 1 (1), pp. 171-182
Miller, P (2014) What is a Principal’s Quality Mark? Issues and challenges in Leadership Progression among Primary Teachers in Jamaica, Research in Comparative & International Education, 9 (1), pp. 126-137.
Ellis, J., & Miller, P (2014) Providing Higher Education in Post-Modern Times: What do University Mission Statements tell us about what they believe and do?, Research in Comparative & International Education, 9 (1), pp 83-91.
Miller, P., & Potter, I. (2014) Teacher CPD across borders: reflections on how a Study Tour to England helped to change the practice and praxis among Jamaican teachers, International Journal of Education and Practice, 2 (1), pp. 9-20.
Miller, P (2013) Corruption as Redemption? Affiliation as a mark for leadership progression among primary school teachers in Jamaica, Journal of Education & Practice, 4 (24), pp 170- 180
Miller, P & Roofe, C.G (2013) ‘Teaching to the Halo-Effect’: Social Justice Issues among Trainee Teachers at one Teacher Training Institution in Jamaica, Problems of Education inthe
21st Century, Vol 55, 88-99, Special Issue
Roofe, C. G. & Miller, P (2013) ““Miss, I Am Not Being Fully Prepared”: Student-Teachers’ Concerns About Their Preparation at a Teacher Training Institution in Jamaica,” Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (5), pp 1-14
Miller, P., Kelly, K., & Spawls, N (2013) Getting Past the Gatekeeper: safeguarding and access issues in researching HIV+ children in Jamaica, Policy Futures in Education, 11 (2), pp 167- 174
Miller, P. (2013) Feedback Equals Feedforward: Issues in Teacher Progression and Development among Primary Teachers in Jamaica, International Studies in Educational Administration, 41 (3), 1-10.
Miller, P, [with Jennifer Ellis and Cebert Adamson] (2012) The Impact of the Use of Part- Time Faculty on the Student Experience at a Recently Upgraded University in Jamaica, Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands, December, Volume 6.
Miller, P, [with Kelly, K and Spawls, N] (2012) The corporate parent as ethical approver: issues and experiences in researching HIV+ children in Jamaica, International Journal of Children Rights, 20, pp 1-11.
Miller, P, [with Kelly, K and Spawls, N] (2011) ‘Human Rights as Safeguarding: The schooling experiences of HIV+ children in Jamaica’, Education, Knowledge and Economy, 5 (3) pp 135- 135.
Miller, P.W [with Staples, L; Shotte, G and Callendar, C] (2011) Standardising teachers and their practise: lessons from England to the Caribbean, Institute of Education Publication Series, Vol. 7, pp.55-82
Miller, P.W (2011) Free Schools, Free Choice and the Academisation of Education in England’, Research in Comparative International Education, 6 (2), pp. 168-180
Miller, P. W (2010) ‘Survival from within’: dilemmas, challenges and opportunities to Caribbean teacher integration in England, Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands, Vol. 4, August, pp.5-19.
Miller, P.W [with Shotte, G] (2010) Franchising Higher Education? Challenges and opportunities to surviving the funding cut, Policy Futures in Education, 8(6) pp. 644-652
Miller, P.W (2009) Professional Lives under Review: Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in secondary education in London, London Digest, Issue 5, Spring 2009. Special Issue.
Miller, P.W (2008) Overseas trained teachers in England: social and professional integration? Professional Development Today, 10 (3), pp. 14-18
Miller, P.W (2008) Downgrading and discounting the qualifications of migrant professionals in England: The case of overseas trained teachers, Education, Knowledge and Economy, (2) 1, pp. 1-12
Miller, P. W (2008) Degrading, devaluing and discounting: The qualifications of overseas trained teachers in England, Perspectives in Education, 26 (1), pp. 1-12
Miller, P.W (2008) Overseas trained teachers in England: towards a policy framework for professional and social integration, Policy Futures, 6 (3), pp. 280-285.
Miller, P.W (2008) Professional lives under review: evaluating the human capital impact of Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) on secondary education in London, Educate, Special London Issue, pp. 22-35
Miller, P.W [with Ochs, K and Mulvaney, G] (2008) International Teacher Migration and The Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol: Assessing its impact and the implementation process in the UK, European Education, 40 (3), pp. 89-101.
Miller, P [with Ochs, K and Mulvaney, G] (2007) The Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Potential: its impacts and implications for the global teaching profession, Research in Comparative and International Education, 2 (2), pp. 154-161
Miller, P.W (2007) ‘Brain gain’ in England: How overseas trained teachers have enriched and sustained English education, Perspectives in Education, 25 (2), pp. 25-34. Special Issue on Teacher Migration.
Miller, P.W (2006) Professional Lives in Transition: Overseas trained teachers in England, Caribbean Journal of Education, 28 (2), pp. 187-215
15. Recent Conference Papers & Invited Lectures
The political dichotomy of school leadership: policy, practice, social justice – evidence from sixteen countries, 7-8 March 2019, International Conference on Educational Administration & Leadership, Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica.
“Sustaining” England’s education system, although England education system not “sustaining” them: Race, qualifications and career progression among Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs), BELMAS Conference 2018, Windsor, 6-8 July.
Race, Ethnicity and Educational Leadership: The Persistence of Inequality in England, BELMAS Conference 2018, Research Symposium, Windsor, 6-8 July.
Sustainable school leadership and context: Different voices across the field, 2-3 March 2017, International Conference on Educational Administration & Leadership, Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica.
Leading for economic growth and national development: Reflections from Jamaican and English principals. BELMAS 2016 Conference, Cheshire, UK, 8-11 July.
Male school leader narratives: who’s in and who’s out? BELMAS 2016 Conference, Cheshire, UK, 8-11 July (presented with Christine Callender)
Thirty Black male school leaders in England: Who are they? And what is known about them? AERA conference, Washington, 9-14 April 2016, (presented with Christine Calender).
The anatomy of a social Justice School Principal: a Jamaican case study. International School Leadership Development Network Conference (Social Justice Strand), Bay House School, Gosport, 5-8 February, 2015.
Successful & Effective Leadership in the Caribbean: What does it look like? Seminar Paper, Brunel University London, November 2014.
Successful & Effective School Leadership in Urban Secondary Schools in Jamaica: Issues, Challenges, Perspectives, Opportunities, International Conference on Urban Education, Montego Jamaica, 6th November, 2014.
Mobilising Knowledge: Using Study Tours to Build Capacity in different world communities, Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM) conference, University of New Brunswick, Canada, June 2014.
Changing Education: Leadership, Governance and What Else? Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica’s inaugural Public Lecture at the University of Technology, Jamaica, April 2014.
Teacher and Principal Development: Are international partnerships a source for a common good? British Council sponsored Expert presentation at Khazar University, Azerbaijan, March 2014.
Corruption as Redemption? What can teachers do to progress in the system? University College of the Cayman Islands conference on Ethics & Corruption, Cayman Islands March, 2014.
Research in Action: Policy & Practice at a Crossroad, Keynote Address to the Faculty of Education & Liberal Studies Graduate Students’ Conference, University of Technology, Jamaica, February 2013.
Getting into Principalship: Perceived Barriers among Primary School Teachers in Jamaica. Paper presented at the Cyprus Educational Administration Society’s conference, Limassol, Cyprus, November 2012.
The Corporate Parent as Ethical Approver: issues in researching HIV+ children and young people in Jamaica. Paper presented at the Caribbean Child Development Centre’s conference, November 2012.
‘Extending Teacher Professionalism: engagement with others through communities of practice’, Paper presented [with Shirley Allen] at a conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Social Sciences, Middlesex University Dubai, November 2011.
‘Education as Safeguarding: The schooling experiences of HIV+ children in Jamaica’, Paper presented [with Nicola Spawls] at a conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Social Sciences, Middlesex University Dubai, November 2011.
‘Children, HIV/AIDs, Education and Human Rights’, Paper presented [with Kemesha Kelly] at the Making a difference through education: Purpose, policy and practice, University of the West Indies Biennial conference, June 2011.
‘The dichotomy of School Leadership in the Caribbean’, Paper presented at the Leadership, Governance and Empowerment conference, University College of the Cayman Islands, March 2011.
‘Franchising Education: doing education differently in an era of funding cuts’, Paper presented at a conference on Educational Challenges in a Changing World, Middlesex University Dubai, February 2011.
‘The School Workforce in London: What Crisis’. Reviewer and Discussant at Book Launch, Institute of Education, University of London, April 2008.
‘Estimating the potential impact of HIV/AIDS on teacher supply and retention in the Caribbean’, Third Commonwealth Teacher Research Symposium, Maputo, Mozambique, February 2008.
‘Migrant Male and Married: The experiences of a recruited teacher to the EU’, Third Commonwealth Teacher Research Symposium, Maputo, Mozambique, February 2008.
‘UK OTTs and the Qualifications Conundrum’, Second Commonwealth Teacher Research Symposium, Surrey, London, March 2007.
‘Qualifications and the Recruited Teacher’, World Teachers’ Day Conference, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, October 2006.
‘Overseas Trained Teachers in England: Victims of Change, Vanguards of Change’, Doctoral Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, June 2006.
Invited Lectures and Visiting Scholarship
January 2020, Race/ethnicity, identity and co-identification in Higher Education: are we there yet? Conference Keynote: University of Greenwich’s SHIFT Conference, London, UK.
December 2019, BAME career progression in England: Towards a conceptual model. Conference Keynote: AdvanceHE – Symposium on Academic Career Progression, York, UK.
October 2019, Leadership for Equity: Working within/ without the system. Conference Keynote: 17th Standing Conference on Education in the North & South, Ballyconnell, Ireland.
May 2019, High Level Roundtable Discussion on, “How can northern universities give post- industrial towns a new lease of life?”, hosted by The Guardian Newspaper 8th. Report here:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/16/the-jobs-arent-there-why-graduates-are- leaving-northern-towns
May 2019, Race at work: case studies of BAME teacher institutional interaction in three English schools, University of Coventry, 14th.
April 2019, Teacher progression and school leadership: case studies from England and Jamaica, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 11th.
April 2019, Education as a social vaccine in the fight against Gender-Based Violence: The role of educational leaders, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 11th.
February 2019, Unpicking privilege and power: What does real equality look like? UCU Annual Cradle to Grave Conference, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, 16th (Panel Session).
September 2018, Race discrimination, cultural inequality, and the politics of knowledge in England, University of Northumbria, British Educational Research Association – Annual Conference Keynote, 11th – 13th.
April 2018, University of the Free State, South Africa. Annual Conference Keynote. Educational Management and Sustainability: Re-imaging Education for the 21st Century, 3rd – 6th.
June 2017, White Sanction, Institutional Interaction & Teacher Progression in England, BAMEed Network Conference, Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Birmingham, 3rd June.
March 2017, White Sanction, Institutional Interaction & the career progression of Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) academics in England, BELMAS Race & Leadership Seminar, University of Huddersfield, 31st March.
March 2017, White sanction and career progression in England: the making of a theory, University & Colleges Union (UCU) Special Symposium, Leeds Beckett University, 24th March.
August 2016, Education for National Development or foe Individual and Social Transformation? Reflections from principals in Jamaica and England, University of Prince Edward Island, Invited Lecture based on the book, “Exploring School Leadership”.
April 2016, Corruption as Redemption: “marks” for progression among teachers in Jamaica. Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership- Jamaica’s 6th Public Lecture, at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
February 2016, Corruption in Education: some considerations for teacher progression in England & Jamaica, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
November 2015, Overseas Trained Teachers in England: Progression & Promotion Issues. Invited Lecture at a Colloquium on Internationally Educated Teachers, Leipzig University, Germany, 3rd – 7th.
March 2015, Perceived Barriers to Progression in UK Universities: preliminary findings from a small study. Invited Lecture at UNESCO-IIEP’s High Level Meeting on Ethics & Integrity in Educational Planning, Paris, 18th -20th.
August 2015, National Conference on Educational Leadership & Management. Keynote Address. Resistance & Vulnerability in educational leadership: learning for sustainability, Monetgo Bay, Jamaica.
March 2015, Greenwich University. Project Management & School Leadership: some considerations.
November 2014: University of Technology, Jamaica. IEAL-J’s Second Public Lecture. “Successful & Effective School Leadership in Jamaica: What does it look like?”
February 2013: University of Technology, Jamaica. Keynote Address. Graduate Students’ Conference. Educational Research in Action: the stage is set; the possibilities endless.
January 2013: Sheffield University (collaborating with the International University of the Caribbean, Jamaica). Public Lecture: Educational research in Jamaica: a history and a rallying cry.
November 2012. University of Technology, Jamaica. Staff Lecture: Faculty of Education & Liberal Studies. Establishing a Research Culture: Tips for university departments and academics.
September 2012. Bethlehem Moravian Teachers’ College, Jamaica. Staff Lecture: Writing for Publication: Challenges, Opportunities, Progress.
June 2011. Caribbean Pentecostal College, Jamaica. Keynote Address: Leadership for Organisational Development & Change.
March 2011. Sheffield University, United Kingdom. Seminar Series: Professional identities on the move: Overseas Trained Teachers in England.
February 2011: Middlesex University, Dubai. Seminar Series: Identities in Transition: Re- defining the teacher; reimaging the self: professional shifts in values, beliefs and practices.
April 2009: Pedagogic University, Mozambique. Guest Lecture: The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Higher Education: Lessons from the United Kingdom
May 2008: University of Johannesburg, South Africa. National Research Foundation (NRF) Lecture Series: Research & Policy; Policy in Research.
May 2008: University of Pretoria, South Africa. National Research Foundation (NRF) Lecture Series: Migration, Education and Development: policy and practice dilemmas.
16. RECENT (Successful) Research Bid Applications/Experience
2019, December, British Council, BAME Staff Progression Study. PI. (Co-Is: Dr Kenisha Linton
and Dr Leroi Henry, Business School, University of Greenwich). Amount: £20, 000
2019, February, Santander Student Mobility Scholarships available to support short study visits to other institutions, particularly those in the QS or Times Top 500. Amount £2,500.
2017- 2021. Project title: None in Three Global- A Centre for the Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Games for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence, Co-I (with Prof Adele Jones, Professor Minhua Ma, Professor Dan Boduszek, Dr Graham Gibbs, et al). Funded by: RCUK- GCRF Growing Research Capability (invitation only). Reference:
AH/P014240/1. Amount: £ 4, 250182.24.
2017-2021. Project title: None in Three UK, The Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Serious Gaming Interventions for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence, Co-I (with Prof Adele Jones, Professor Minhua Ma, Professor Dan Boduszek, Dr Graham Gibbs, et al). 2017-2020, Funded by: University of Huddersfield, URF- Areas of Strategic Research Interest (ASRI). Amount: £319, 663.
2016- 2018: Project title: School leadership and exam stress: school and community responses. PI. Funded by: Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica. Amount: £1,500
2014- 2016: Project title: Successful & Effective School Leadership across the Caribbean, PI. Funded by: University of Technology, Jamaica/ URF. Amount: £10,000.
2013- 2014: Project title: Teacher CPD across Borders. PI. Funded by Institute forEducational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica/ Bay House School/ University of Technology- Jamaica, British Educational Leadership Management & Administration Society. Amount: £75,000.
Other research bid experience/ involvement
Equalities Challenge Unit (March, 2010). Religion and belief in higher education: researching the experiences of staff and students, as part of a University of Hertfordshire team. Consultant.
Equalities Challenge Unit (September, 2009). The experiences of black and minority ethnic staff working in higher education, as part of a University of Hertfordshire team. Consultant. Training & Development Agency (October, 2008). Research into early career teachers’ professional development, as part of a London Institute of Education team. Consultant.
EDULINK (November, 2007). The Global Teacher: Improving Policies and Practices in Teacher Migration, as part of a University of the West Indies team. Consultant.
General Teaching Council for England [GTCE] (August, 2007) Evaluation of the Teacher Learning Academy, as part of a London Institute of Education team. Consultant.
Professor Ian Rivers
Vice Dean & Professor of Education University of Strathclyde
Dr Paul Ivey
Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship University of Technology, Jamaica
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Professor Derek Moore
Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences University of Greenwich
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