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Chris James is the Professor of Educational Leadership and Management in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. His main research interests are in the leadership and management in schools and colleges, the affective aspects of educational organisations, collaborative working in educational settings and school governing and governance.
During his career, Chris has worked with a range of public, private and not-for-profit organizations including numerous local authorities and schools. He has directed a large number of educational research projects with a total value in excess of £1 million and published over 200 items including six books. Chris has recently completed two research projects on school governing in England.
- Leadership and management in education
- School governing and governance
- Affective aspects of educational leadership and management
- System psychodynamics
- Collaborative working in educational settings
- Chair of Governors Research Project funded by CfBT Education Trust
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Eddy Spicer, D. H. & James, C.
17/03/11 → 30/06/12
Project: UK charity
School Principals at Different Stages of Adult Ego Development: Their Sense-Making Capabilities and How Others Experience ThemGilbride, N. M., James, C. & Carr, S., 1 Mar 2021, In: Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 49, 2, p. 234-250 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile63 Downloads (Pure)
The Growth of Multi-Academy Trusts in England: Emergent Structures and the Sponsorship of Underperforming SchoolsSimon, C. A., James, C. & Simon, A., 1 Jan 2021, In: Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 49, 1, p. 112-127
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review5 Citations (SciVal)
James, C., Connolly, M. & Hawkins, M., 31 Dec 2020, In: International Journal of Leadership in Education. 23, 5, p. 618-635 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review1 Citation (SciVal)
An affective paradigm for educational leadership theory and practice: connecting affect, actions, power and influenceJames, C., Crawford, M. & Oplatka, I., 2019, In: International Journal of Leadership in Education. 22, 5, p. 617-628 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review7 Citations (SciVal)
Hawkins, M. & James, C., 15 Jan 2019, Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick: Perspectives on Theory and Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 186-207 22 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter