Annual Conference 2016

8-10th July 2016
Carden Park, Cheshire

'Unlocking leadership and management potential in different contexts'

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Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Winners

Professor Helen Gunter

Saturday Lo-336


Professor Jacky Lumby

 Saturday Lo-326


BELMAS Best Thesis Award Winners

Steven Courtney, University of Manchester

Thesis Title: ‘Investigating School Leadership at a Time of System Diversity, Competition and Flux’

Saturday Lo-274


Sue Shepherd, University of Kent

Thesis Title: ‘Appointing Deputy and Pro Vice Chancellors in Pre-1992 English Universities: Managers, Management and Managerialism’


Best EMAL Paper Award Winner

Daniel Keller (accepted on behalf of Daniel by Megan Crawford)

'Leadership of international schools: Understanding and managing dualities'

Saturday Lo-289


Best MIE Paper Award Winner

Izhar Oplatka and Chris James

'An exploration of the notion of the 'good enough school' (Management in Education, April 2015, Vol. 29, No 2)

Saturday Lo-301



Day One

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Day Three



Stephan Huber

Keynote: ‘School Leadership Practices and Health – Selected Findings From a Multi-Method Longitudinal School Leadership Study’

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Philip Hallinger

Keynote:  ‘Accelerating the Development of a Global Knowledge Base in Educational Leadership and Management’

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Sheila Laing

Keynote: ‘Social Justice Leadership in Different Scottish School Contexts

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