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Professor Jacky Lumby CertEd, MA, PhD

Professor of Education

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Professor Jacky Lumby is a Professor of Education with a primary focus on leading for equity in all parts of the education system worldwide.

Professor Jacky Lumby's main interests are in educational leadership and management, particularly focused on how some learners and staff may be excluded. This has led her to engage with issues of diversity, gender and power. She is concerned to explore how leaders can be supported to lead people, systems and processes which offer success to all learners and staff in the context of living a life they value. Her work encompasses a range of perspectives, including critical theory and comparative and international perspectives. She is interested in challenging the assumption of the appropriateness of Western-derived concepts, theories and practice in different cultures and in an increasingly diverse UK culture. She has researched and published widely on the leadership and management of schools and colleges in the UK, Ireland, China, Hong Kong and South Africa.

She has published books on diversity and leadership (with Dr Marianne Coleman), on the way language is used to describe and develop leadership (with Professor Fenwick English) and on 14-19 education (with Professor Nick Foskett).

Professor Lumby entered higher education after a long and varied involvement with education, having taught and led in secondary schools, adult and community and further education She also worked in a Training and Enterprise Council with responsibility for the development of managers in both business and education, managing a network which allowed the cross-fertilisation of skills and experience from education into business and vice versa.

She is co editor of two international handbooks on leader preparation and development.

Awards and Memberships

Research Advisory Panel - Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

Member - European Policy Network on School Leadership

Member of Woman Leading Education international network

Research

Responsibilities

Publications

Teaching

Contact

Research interests

  • Leadership and management
  • Diversity in leadership
  • 14 - 19 Education
  • Internationalisation of leadership theory

 

Research group(s)

Centre for Leadership and Management in Education (CLAME)

Research project(s)

Evaluation of the work of the European Policy Network on School Leadership

The practice of leadership in HE

Women’s representation and experience in school leadership, management and administration in South Africa

Leading for equality in schools

Schools face ever-greater challenges in making their provision fair for all learners. This project learns from practitioners in the field how they have understood and responded to the multiple challenges.

External activities and associations

Associate Editor Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL)

Member of the British Education Leadership and Management Society (BELMAS)

 

 

 

Article(s)

Book(s)

Book Section(s)

  • Theorizing women leaders’ experience - Lumby, Jacky. In Women Leading Education across the Continents. Overcoming the Barriers - Reilly, Elizabeth C. and Bauer, Quirin J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2015
    Published by:
    Lanham
    Page Range:
    157-164
  • Culture and otherness in gender studies: building on Marianne Coleman's work - Lumby, Jacky. In Gender and Leadership: Women Achieving Against the Odds - Fuller, Kaye and Harford, Judith (eds.)
    Published:
    2015
    Published by:
    Frankfurt am Main, DE
  • School leadership and equity: a critical review of the literature - Ward, Sophie, Bagley, Carl, Woods, Philip, Lumby, Jacky, Hamilton, Tom and Roberts, Amanda. In The EPNoSL Briefing Notes: School Leadership Policy Development
    Published:
    2013
  • Leading for equality in a changing Europe - Lumby, Jacky. In The EPNoSL Briefing Notes: School Leadership Policy Development
    Published:
    2013
    Page Range:
    81-86
  • Student voice in educational leadership research - Lumby, Jacky . In Researching Educational Leadership - Briggs, A., Coleman, M. and Morrison, M. (eds.)
    Published:
    2012
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    236-248
  • Leadership for diversity and inclusion - Lumby, Jacky. In The Principles of Educational Management - Bush, Tony, Bell, Les and Middlewood, David (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Thousand Oaks, US
    Page Range:
    219-236
  • Best of the best: the most influential international writing in educational administration in the last forty years - English, F.W., Lumby, J.G., Papa, R., Samier, E.A. and Walker, A.D.. In Educational Leadership and Administration [four volume set] - English, Fenwick W. (ed.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, UK
    Series:
    Sage Library of Educational Thought & Practice
    Volume:
    1
    Page Range:
    xxi-xlvii
  • Disappearing gender: choices in identity - Lumby, Jacky. In Women Leading Education Across the Continents: Sharing the Spirit, Fanning the Flame - Sobehart, Helen C. (ed.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Lanham, USA
    Page Range:
    29-38
  • Epilogue - Lumby, Jacky, Crow, Gary and Pashiardis, Petros. In International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders - Lumby, Jacky, Crow, Gary and Pashiardis, Petros (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    New York, US, Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    458-460
  • Leadership and Culture - Lumby, Jacky and Foskett, Nick. In International handbook on the preparation and development of school leaders - Lumby, Jacky, Crow, Gary and Pashiardis, Petros (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    New York, USA & Abingdon, UK
    Page Range:
    42-59
  • Introduction - Crow, Gary, Lumby, Jacky and Pashiardis, Petros. In International handbook on the preparation and development of school leaders. - Lumby, Jacky, Crow, Gary and Pashiardis, Petros (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    New York, USA & Abingdon, UK
    Page Range:
    1-17
  • International perspectives on leadership education - Lumby, Jacky, Walker, Alan, Bryant, Miles, Bush, Tony and Björk, Lars. In Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders - Young, Michelle, Crow, Gary, Ogawa, Rodney and Murphy, Joseph (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    USA
    Page Range:
    104pp

Conference(s)

Monograph(s)

Doctorate of Education (EdD)
Research Training Provision (RTP)
BSc (Hons) Education Studies

PhD students

Clifford Allen: Identifying leadership development needs and requirements in senior local authority staff

Daniel Bennett: Marketing in higher education

Julie Churcher: Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness

Stephen Finch: The influence of background and demographic factors on the leadership of further education principles

John Gregory: The motivation to undertake training in public sector organisations

Michael Horswell: Raising young peoples' aspirations

Jill Lueddeke: The nature and impact of language use of female leaders in further education

Steven Ryall: Internationalising the curriculum in professional health services

Pornrawee Thunnithet: Approaches to criticality development in the literature classroom: a case study in a Thai university

Eng Wee: Communication styles of principals in Malaysia

Kabiru Yakubu: Higher education in Nigeria: issues of resource-efficiency and its implications to funding

Professor Jacky Lumby
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 32/2051

Telephone: (023) 8059 3061
Email: jlumby@soton.ac.uk

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