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I am an internationally recognised scholar and author of over 130 publications. My work focuses principally on education for democracy and on educational leadership and policy, with a special focus concerning distributed, collaborative and democratic leadership and change towards more democratic environments fostering collaborative and holistic learning. A former Chair of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), I have wide-ranging experience and expertise in leading, managing and participating in major funded projects.
Most recently, I and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire led a successful application to Horizon Europe to fund a project on aesthetic and embodied learning for democracy - the AECED project. This is a three-year project, begun in April 2023, on which we are working with five other European countries. Its aim is to bring aesthetic and embodied learning to the heart of education for democracy.
Books to be published in the near future are:
- Handbook on Leadership in Education, edited by P. A. Woods, A. Roberts, M. Tian & H. Youngs, Cheltenham: Elgar Publishing, in press.
- Education and communication: Promoting peace and democracy in times of crisis and conflict, edited by M. J. O’Hair, P. A. Woods & H. D. O’HairWiley Blackwell, in press.
- ‘Nurturing Change: Processes and outcomes of workshops using collage and gesture to foster aesthetic qualities and capabilities for distributed leadership’, P. A. Woods, S. Culshaw, K. Smith, J. Jarvis, H. Payne & A. Roberts, Professional Development in Education, 2023
- ‘Democratic Leadership’, P. A. Woods, in R. Papa (ed), [Oxford] Encyclopaedia of Educational Administration, New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2021
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1/07/17 → 31/07/18
1/05/16 → 23/12/16
1/12/17 → 30/01/18
Leading service improvement and innovation in education: An exploration of multiple authorities and power in co-production contexts
9/03/17 → 18/09/19
Woods, P. & Roberts, A., Feb 2018, London: SAGE Publications. 168 p.
Research output: Book/Report › BookFile212 Downloads (Pure)
Woods, P. & Roberts, A., 1 Sept 2019, In: Educational Management Administration & Leadership. 47, 5, p. 663-677
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)120 Downloads (Pure)
Woods, P., 1 May 2017, A Global Perspective of Social Justice for School Principals. Angelle, P. S. (ed.). Information Age Publishing
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Woods, P., 1 May 2017, In: Democracy & Education. 25, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile68 Downloads (Pure)
Woods, P., 28 Apr 2016, Ideologies in Educational Administration and Leadership. Samier, E. (ed.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 35-48 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)111 Downloads (Pure)