Education Leadership and Policy Spring Term Seminar series 2021-22


Academic seminar series on Educational Research and Policy.

What to expect: In each session an invited speaker will present a paper sharing their latest research findings in a specific topic in the field of education and policy. We usually allow for up to 30 minutes presentation, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. We expect to create a space for academic exchange and discussion on educational research and policy.

Targeted audience: Master and PhD students and staff interested in educational research and policy. A series of podcasts based on the seminars’ topics will be produced targeting a non-academic audience.

Format: These are organised as face-to-face seminars (unless online is indicated). 

Organisers: Members of the Research and Teaching Group on Education Leadership and Policy, based at the School of Education (University of Glasgow). Group members have expertise in comparative and international education; educational improvement and system change; governance and public policy; educational leadership; childhood practice; and labour market and socio-economic impacts of education.

DateSpeakerSeminar Title

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Professor Anthony Elliott-Kelly, University of Southampton

Measuring the diversity of undergraduate recruitment at Oxford and Cambridge

Further information here

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Professor Sotiria Grek, University of Edinburgh

Infrastructuring numbers: the education SDG and the generative power of failing metrics

Further information here

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Dr Tom Cowhitt, University of Glasgow

Remaining Skeptical of Collaborative Improvement for Educational Change

Further information here

Wednesday 18 May 2022 - ONLINE

Professor Kelsey Shanks, Ulster University

The legacy of ISIS territorial control on adolescent’s Right to Education in Iraq: the impact of identity politics

Further information here

Seminar recording here (Passcode: dH2Gq6+i )

Monday 23 May 2022 - ONLINE


Professor Marie-Pierre Moreau (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Kate Hoskins (Brunel University), Dr Ellen McHugh (Brunel University)

Led by Dr Barbara Read, University of Glasgow 

 Becoming an academic: intersections of gender, class, and race

This event is organised by the Gender and Precarity in Academia Network, part of the European Universities – Critical Futures Project, and is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) and the University of Glasgow School of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Research and Teaching Group.

Further information here

Wednesday 25 May 2022 - ONLINE

Professor Jason Arday, University of Glasgow

Academia is a Crossfire Hurricane 

Further information here

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Dr Steven Courtney, University of Manchester

From the Grammar to the Lexicon of Schooling: Rethinking Educational Change

Further information here

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Dr Elvis Rescue, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Beyond the Codes: Reconceptualising Language in Education Planning in Multilingual Contexts – Ghana in Focus

Further information here

Seminar recording here


First published: 29 March 2022

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