Annual Conference 2019



12-14th July 2019
Hinckley Island, Leicestershire, United Kingdom 

‘Educational Leadership for social change’

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BELMAS Annual Conference 2019





Mike Bottery 

Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Hull

Education Leadership for Social Change: Re-focusing the Agenda

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Michelle Young

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Virginia

Advocacy Leadership: A Human Centered Approach to Fostering Equity and Excellence


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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Ron Glatter

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Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Winner

Philip Woods, University of Hertfordshire

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Reflective Practice Award Winner

Pierre Tulowitzki, Ludwigsburg University of Education

Bringing The World Together For Professional Growth In Education – Leading the International Education Management Program’

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BELMAS Doctoral Thesis Award Winners

Jane Cavani, University of Glasgow

‘Do you ever get this feeling…?’ University Teacher narratives from a research-led university

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Amal Maqarshi, University of Southampton

Group dynamics and the construction of identities in Omani higher education: a case study of cultural diversity using a social identity’

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Pictured: PHD Supervisor Maria Kaparou, who accepted the award in the absence of Amal

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EMAL Best Paper Award Winner

Joe Flessa, OISE/University of Toronto

‘School Leadership in Latin America 2000-2016’ (Educational Management Administration & Leadership, March 2018, Vol. 46, No 2)

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EMAL Early Career Researcher Award Winner

Stephen Rayner, University of Manchester

‘Leaders and Leadership in a climate of uncertainty: A case study of structural change in England’ (Educational Management Administration & Leadership, September 2018, Vol. 46, No 5)

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MIE Best Paper Award Winner

Jay Heffron, Soka University

‘SokA education as a theory of leadership: Implications for the preparation , practice , and for the re-structuration of the modern principalship.’ (Management in Education, July 2018, Vol. 32, No 3)


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