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Prof. Jacky Lumby – ELLTA Association

Prof. Jacky Lumby

Prof. Jacky Lumby

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Professor in Education

Head of the School of Education

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

  • Main interests: Educational leadership and management, particularly focused on how some learners and staff may be excluded; this has led her to engage with issues of diversity, gender and power. She is concerned to explore how leaders can be supported to lead people, systems and processes which offer success to all learners and staff in the context of living a life they value
  • Work encompasses a range of perspectives, including critical theory and comparative and international perspectives; she is interested in challenging the assumption of the appropriateness of Western-derived concepts, theories and suggested practice in different cultures and in an increasingly diverse UK culture
  • Researched and published widely on the leadership and management of schools and colleges in the UK, Ireland, China, Hong Kong and South Africa
  • Most recent book (with Professor Fenwick English) explores the use of metaphors in the language of education and its links to the ways we think about and develop education; she has also published books on diversity and leadership and on 14-19 education
  • Worked in a Training and Enterprise Council with responsibility for the development of managers in both business and education, managing a network which allowed the cross-fertilisation of skills and experience from education into business and vice versa
  • Co-editor of two international handbooks on leader preparation and development
  • Research Advisory Panel, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Expert Group member, European Policy Network on School Leadership
  • Expert Group member, Diversity in HE Leadership, funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Consultant, The Cyprus Council of Educational Evaluation Accreditation
  • Associate Editor, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL)
  • Member of the British Education Leadership and Management Society (BELMAS)
  • Plenum member of the US University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
  • Member, British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Advisor, Equality Authority of Ireland
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