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Rowena Senior is a Reader in Higher Education in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education at the University of Hertfordshire. Rowena has been researching leadership for over a decade and has published her work in Leadership Quarterly and Harvard Business Review. Her research began looking at leadership potential before developing to consider academic leadership particularly in relation to female leaders. Her work now focuses on programme leaders within the higher education setting. Rowena has recently published work which sets out a manifesto for supporting sustainable programme leadership in higher education institutions. Her latest book ‘Supporting Course and Programme Leaders in Higher Education’ takes a global perspective in championing the role. Rowena’s other research interests include curriculum design particularly in relation to doctoral study, and staff and student well-being in higher education settings.


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