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Tony Bush

Professor of Educational Leadership, Faculty of Social Sciences



Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership (Malaysia and UK). He is also responsible for liaison between the UK and Malaysia campuses for the School of Education. He is Vice-President of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and was given the Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He is also a Fellow of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM). He has published more than 30 books, including his best-selling 'Theories of Educational Leadership and Management', which is now in its fourth edition, and more that 80 refereed journal articles. He is editor of the leading SSCI journal, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL). He has been a consultant, external examiner or invited keynote speaker in more than 20 countries.

Expertise Summary

School leadership, including leadership theory, leadership development, leadership for learning, and international and comparative school leadership.

Teaching Summary

Educational leadership - including the MA in Educational Leadership and Management and doctoral supervision

Research Summary

School leadership in West Africa (UNESCO)

School leadership in South Africa (Zenex Foundation)

Evaluation of Warwick-in-Africa (Warwick University)

Recent Publications

  • TONY BUSH AND DEREK GLOVER, 2014. School leadership models: What do we know? School Leadership and Management. 34(5), 553-571
  • 2013. Instructional leadership and leadership for learning: Global and South African perspectives Education as Change. 17(S1), 5-20
  • 2013. Preparing headteachers in England: Professional certification, not academic learning Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. 41(4), 453-466
  • 2013. School management teams in South Africa: A survey of school leaders in the Mpumalanga province International Studies in Educational Administration. 41(1), 21-40

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University of Nottingham Malaysia
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