Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Leading professors: academic professorial leadership as perceived by ‘the led’

15 March 2012 - 15 March 2012
Blenheim Terrace 11-14, Room 1.17

What do university staff (academics, researchers and teaching fellows) think of their professors and the leadership that they provide?

This seminar will present findings from a study funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Presenting data generated by over 1200 responses to their online questionnaires and 50 semi-structured interviews, Linda Evans and Matt Homer discuss some of the key findings and their implications for leadership and professional development in HE.

Dr Linda Evans is a Reader in the School of Education, University of Leeds. Her substantive research interests lie in the broad field of professional working life. She has carried out empirical studies of teachers' and academics' working lives, including factors influencing their morale, job satisfaction and motivation. Her research has been published in the British Educational Research Journal, the British Journal of Educational Studies and the Oxford Review of Education.

Dr Matt Homer, Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Leeds is a quantitative researcher working across a range of educational disciplines. A strand of hiswork involves the study of large datasets, including the national pupil database. He also has a research interest in assessment issues and psychometrics, particularly with application to improving the quality of the clinical and written assessment of medical students.

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