Phil Taylor is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management, Co-Director of Taught Courses in the School of Education and programme leader for the MA Educational Leadership and Management (online) course. In recent years, his work has been dedicated to supporting the professional growth, organisational development and self-determined learning of teachers and educational leaders, particularly through practice-based inquiry and masters-level study.
Pursuing a lifelong career in education, Phil taught maths, computing and ICT for fourteen years in two large London comprehensive schools, before settling in the Midlands and working for eight years in advisory roles for two local authorities. During this time, he held various leadership positions, including school ICT co-ordinator and assistant headteacher, followed by local authority consultant, secondary strategy manager and school improvement partner roles. Moving into higher education in 2010, for six years Phil was course leader for education masters programmes and taught on PGCE courses at Birmingham City University, prior to joining the University of Nottingham. Phil is a member of the co-ordinating team of the UK Participatory Research Network (UKPRN), as well as a member of the Collaboraborative Action Research Network (CARN) and the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS).
Phil's main educational research and practice interests:
· Complexity thinking, self-determined learning and heutagogy.
· Reflective and collaborative practice-based inquiry and participatory action research.
· Teacher personal and professional growth, agency, development and learning.
· School and organisational development and improvement.
· Generative educational leadership, management and governance, leadership-as-practice.
· ICT as a tool for thinking, learning and development.
Phil is teaches on the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme and is course leader for the MA Educational Leadership and Management (online). He is module convener for Practice-based… read more
REYES, VICENTE, CLANCY, SHARON, KOGE, HENRY, RICHARDSON, KEVIN and TAYLOR, PHIL, 2021. Decolonising globalised curriculum landscapes: The identity and agency of academics: London Review of Education London Review of Education. 19(1),
Phil is teaches on the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme and is course leader for the MA Educational Leadership and Management (online). He is module convener for Practice-based Inquiry, which runs across many MA courses in the School of Education. He has also taught on the BA Education Studies course and co-supervises doctoral students.