Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM)
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CRELM Projects

CRELM members have substantial experience in relation to a range of research approaches and methodologies including large mixed methods studies, longitudinal studies, multi-perspective case studies, action research, comparative studies, policy analysis and programme evaluations.

Research projects
Project TitleDurationInvestigator(s)Funding Body/Partner

Middle Leadership Professional Research and Development Project

2018-19 Chris Day

Beijing Normal University

Joining up Networks in Education for Women (JuNE4W)  2018-19 Kay Fuller


School Leadership Theory and the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-18 Tony Bush

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso

Women Headteachers: Pass It On 2016-18 Kay Fuller Economic and Social Research Council
Investing in Education: Strengthening the involvement of teacher trade unions in the European Semester on education and training 2015-17 Howard Stevenson European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE)
Changing Unions in Challenging Times: Case Studies of Teacher Union Renewal 2015-17 Howard Stevenson Education International
Primary Years Programme (PYP): School Leadership 2014-15 Christopher Day
Andrew Towsnend
International Baccalaureate
The Effectiveness of Leadership in Secondary Schools in Rio de Janeiro State 2014-15 Christopher Day FIRJAN
Leading Learning in Schools in Urban Challenging Contexts 2013-15 Qing Gu Department for Education/NCSL
Schools University Partnership Initiative Learning Project 2014 Qing Gu Research Councils UK
'Caring' across The International Baccalaureate 2013-14 Howard Stevenson International Baccalaureate
IB Middle Years Program in the UK: Implementation Practices and Student Outcomes Associated with the Learner Profile Attribute 'Open-Minded' 2013-14 Howard Stevenson International Baccalaureate
Reshaping Educational Practice in Hong Kong and the UK: How Schools Mediate Government Reforms 2012-14 Qing Gu Economic and Social Research Council (Hong Kong Bilateral)
School Leaders in West African Countries 2013 Tony Bush UNESCO
ESRC Seminar Series: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into the Nature of Resilience in Teachers: Retention and Effectiveness in Times of Change 2010-11 Christopher Day
Qing Gu
Economic and Social Research Council
International Successful School Principals' Project 2010 Christopher Day ISSPP
Effective Classroom Practice: A Mixed Method Study of Influences and Outcomes 2006-08 Christopher Day Economic and Social Research Council


Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management

School of Education
University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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