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    Research interests

    • Integrative Educational Leadership
    • Mindful Educational Leadership
    • Mindfulness-based Leadership Development
    • The Educative Middle Way
    • Mindful Reflectice Practice
    • Integrating Educational Philosophy and Leadership for Learning
    • Toxic Leadership
    • Teacher Spiritual Development 
    • P4C (Philosophy for Children, Colleges and Communities)
    • Religion and Worldviews Education
    • Education for Sustainable Development 
    • Living Educational Theory


    • MA (Education) Educational Leadership
    • PGCE Primary Education
    • BA QTS Primary Education
    • BA (Hons) Children's Learning & Development

    External engagement


    I am the MA Pathway Lead for Educational Leadership drawing on 16 years experience as a Headteacher with a Masters in educational management, PhD in school leadership and am a member of The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS).

    I am also a SAPERE Level 1 Trainer in P4C (Philosophy for Children) and love to apply the 4Cs of caring, critical, creative and collaborative thinking in my teaching, building communities of inquiry at all levels of education.

    I have lived and taught throughout the North West of England, along many of the rivers that flow into the Mersey (Sett, Goyt, Bollin and Irwell), eventually washing up in Liverpool a stone's throw from the estuary at Otterspool.

    Centre for Mindful Educational Leadership

    For more on Mindfulness-based leadership development, the Integrative Leadership Framework and the Educative Middle Way, please visit the centre website edusynthesis.org

    Mindful Support Network

    For mindfulness-based peer support approaches such as co-coaching, co-counselling and peer action learning please visit mindfulsupport.net  

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University


    Postgraduate Certificate in Online & Distance Education, PG Cert ODE, The Open University


    School Leadership, PhD, University of Liverpool


    Educational Management, MA, The Open University


    Postgraduate Certificate in Education, PGCE, University of Manchester


    Theology & Religious Studies, BA, BA Hons, University of Manchester


    Other positions

    Director, Centre for Mindful Educational Leadership

    1 Sept 2023 → …


    • LB Theory and practice of education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Religion & Worldviews
    • P4C Philosophy for Children
    • Education for Sustainable Development

    Research Groups

    • Education for Social Justice Research Network
    • Higher Education Research Network


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