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Research interests

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.

Research interests

  • Leadership and management in education
  • School governing and governance
  • Affective aspects of educational leadership and management
  • System psychodynamics
  • Collaborative working in educational settings

Current projects

  • Chair of Governors Research Project funded by CfBT Education Trust

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Projects 2008 2015

Research Output 2002 2019

An affective paradigm for educational leadership theory and practice: connecting affect, actions, power and influence

James, C., Crawford, M. & Oplatka, I., 2019, In : International Journal of Leadership in Education. 22, 5, p. 617-628 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Headteacher performance management in England: Balancing internal and external accountability through performance leadership

Eddy-Spicer, D., Bubb, S., Earley, P., Crawford, M. & James, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 47, 2, p. 170-188 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Primary school headteacher recruitment and selection in England: the processes and the problematic aspects.

James, C., Fitzgerald, S., Fellows, T., Goodall, J., Costas Batlle, I. & Jones, J., 2019, In : School Leadership and Management. 39, 5, p. 478-495 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primary school
governing board
expertise
candidacy
responsibility

Reconceptualising and redefining educational leadership practice

James, C., Connolly, M. & Hawkins, M., 7 May 2019, In : International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

7 Citations (Scopus)
154 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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leadership
responsibility
educational institution
management
educational setting

Thesis

An Analysis of inter-school working in State-maintained Colleges in the Maltese Islands

Author: Cutajar, M., 16 Sep 2015

Supervisor: James, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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An analysis of programme decision-making in further education colleges in England

Author: Walsh, D., 14 May 2018

Supervisor: James, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)

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An analysis of schools from the perspective of teachers’ affective-emotional zones

Author: Bryan-Zaykov, C., 29 Jun 2012

Supervisor: James, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)

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An analysis of the leadership and management of dual-culture co-principals in international schools in China

Author: Neufield, A., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: James, C. (Supervisor) & Bunnell, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)

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An Analysis of the Management of State-Maintained Special Schools for Children with Hearing Impairment in Ghana

Author: Aidoo, D., 31 Dec 2011

Supervisor: James, C. (Supervisor) & Fertig, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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