Megan Crawford

Keynote by Dr. Megan Crawford
Positive Leadership: Where Does Emotion Fit In?

In her keynote, Megan will look at the flow of emotion in people focused organisations, and how knowledge of theory can help us both understand and change practices in leadership. Looking at the role of emotion in making schools great places to work and learn, the talk will also highlight the challenges studying this area can bring.

Dr. Megan Crawford is a Professor of Educational Postgraduate Programmes, Centre for Global Learning, Education and Attainment, Coventry University, UK. Her research interests include: leadership in all phases of education; emotion and leadership; professional learning, and educational policy. Originally a primary deputy, she moved into HE after completing her PG degree. She has worked at several UK universities, including Warwick, Cambridge, UCL IOE, and the Open University. She was Director of the Plymouth Institute of Education from 2014-2018. She has been involved in school governance since the 1990s and have set up new schools, and currently is the Chair of a Multi Academy Trust. She has authored and co-authored multiple articles and books on leadership, including Getting to the Heart of Leadership: Emotion and Educational Leadership (Sage).