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Qualifications

M. Soc. Sc. Policy and Management, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, 1980
Graduate Certificate in Education, St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College, Belfast, 1969
B. Sc. (Econ.), Queen’s University, Belfast, 1968

About

Emertitus Professor of Public Policy and Management

Experience

Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Glamorgan, 2006
Head of Quality Enhancement, University of Glamorgan, 2005
Head of School of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Glamorgan, 2003
Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Glamorgan, 2000-2003
Director of Business School and Professor of Public Policy and
Management, University of Glamorgan, 1995-2000
Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Ulster, 1994-95.
Professor of Public Policy and Management and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Legal Studies, University of Ulster.1987-1994
Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Legal Studies, University of Ulster, 1984-1987
Principal Lecturer, Ulster Polytechnic 1980-1984

Publications

BOOKS:
“Devolution in Wales: Making it Happen”, Imprint Publishers: London, 2006 (M. Connolly, S Prosser, R Hough, K Potter)

“How very effective schools work”, Sage: London, 2006 (C James, G Dunning, M Connolly and T Elliot).

“Politics and policy making in Northern Ireland”, Simon and Schuster: Hemel Hampstead, 1990.

EDITED BOOKS:

“Public policy in Northern Ireland: adoption or adaptation?” (with J. Loughlin), Policy Research Institute: Belfast, 1990.

ACADEMIC ARTICLES
“The role of the chair of the school governing body in England” Chris James, Jeff Jones, Michael Connolly, Steve Brammer, Mike Fertig & Jane James, School Leadership & Management: Formerly School Organisation Volume 32, Issue 1, 2012 pages 3-19

“Contrasting perspectives on organizational culture, Michael Connolly, Chris James and Bill Beales Journal of Educational Change, 2011, 12, 421-439.

“School Governing Bodies in England under pressure: The effects of socio-economic context and performance” (Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Mike Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones), Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 2011, 39, 4, pp 414-433.

“Reflections on Developments in School Governance: International perspectives on School Governing Under Pressure” (with Chris James), Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 2011, 39, 4, pp 501-509.

“An analysis of the relationship between the organisational culture and performance of staff work groups in schools”, (with Chris James), 2010, International Journal of Leadership in Education, 12, 4, pp. 389-407.

“High attainment schools in disadvantaged settings: An interpretation of significant characteristics from a system psychodynamics perspective”, Chris James, Michael Connolly, Gerald Dunning and Tony Elliott, International Studies in Educational Administration, 2009, 36, 2, 66-79,

“Institutionalisation in a newly created private university”, P.Hodson, M. Connolly, and S, Younes (University of Kalamoon) Quality Assurance in Education, 6, 2, 141-147, 2008.

“Systemic Leadership for Schools and the Significance of Systemic Authorisation”, C James, G Dunning, M Connolly and T Elliot Education Management, Administration and Leadership, 2007, 35, 4, pp. 573-588.

Collaborative practice: A model of successful working in schools, C.R. James, G. Dunning, M. Connolly and T. Elliott, Journal of Educational Administration, 45, 5, pp. 541-555.

“Managing Collaboration across Further and Higher Education: a case in practice”, M. Connolly, Jones, C and Jones N., Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007, 31, 2, pp. 159-169..

“Improving UK Public Services – A review of the evidence”, L Hodgson, C Farrell and M Connolly, Public Administration, 2007, 85.

“New approaches, new vision: Capturing teacher experiences in a brave new online world”, M Connolly, C Jones and N Jones Open Learning, 22, 1, 43-56, 2007.

“E-Learning and the Innovator’s Dilemma”, Connolly, M., N Jones and D Turner Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy, 2006, 18, 3, pp. 135-146.

“Collaborative Learning with Group Interactive Technology: A Case Study with Postgraduate Students”, Cath Jones*, Michael Connolly, Tony Gear and Martin Read Management Learning, 2006, 37, 3, pp. 377-396.

“Collaboration and partnership in school improvement: resource dependency and institutional frameworks of analysis”, Connolly, M., James C. R., Educational Management, Leadership and Administration. 2006, 34.1 (January), pp. 69-88.

“Quality Assurance and E-Learning: Reflections from the Front-Line”, Quality in Higher Education, (11. 1. April) 2005), (with Jones N. and O’Shea J.).

“Managing the concept of strategic change within a higher education institution: the role of strategic and scenario planning techniques”, Journal of Strategic Change, 13, 7 (November) 2005, (Richards, L., O’Shea, J. and Connolly, M.).

“Constructing Management Practice in the New Public Management: the Case of Mental Health Managers”, Health Services Management Journal, 16, 3, pp. 203-210, August, 2003 (with N Jones).

“The development of the Professional Headship Induction Programme in Wales”, International Journal of Education Management, 16, 7, pp. 339-348, 2002 (with Dunning, G. and James, C.R.).

“Group Interactive learning with group process support technology”, British Journal of Educational Technology, 2001, 32, 5, pp. 571-587, (with C. Jones, A Gear and M Reed),

“Can Computer-based Learning support adult learners?” Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2001, 25, 3, pp. 325-336, (with P. Hodson and D. Saunders).

“Construing systems of management in Primary Heads: moving forward from work activity studies”, Education Management and Administration, 2001, 29, 3, pp. 319-332, (with N. Jones).

“The competent headteacher: broadening the management competence of abandoning it?”, Public Money and Management, 2001, 21, 2, pp. 53-60, (with N. Jones)

“The role of networking in the New Political Economy of Regional Development”, European Planning Studies, 8, 3, 2000, pp. 319-336, (with R. Morgan and D. Brookesbank).

“Vocational and Technical Higher Education in the UK”, Administration, 48, 1, 2000, pp. 18-39, (with P. Hodson and N. Jones).

“Leadership in educational change”, British Journal of Management, 11, 1, 2000, pp. 61-70, (with U. Connolly and C. James).

“Competitive bidding and regional development in the UK”, Public Money and Management, 19, 2, 1999, pp. 7-12, (with D. Brookesbank and R. Morgan).

“Policing structures and public accountability in Northern Ireland”, Local Government Studies, 22, 4, 1996, pp. 229-244, (with I. Topping and J. Law).

“Lessons from local government in Northern Ireland”, Local Government Studies, 22, 4, 1996, pp. 77-91.

“Making the public sector more user friendly? a critical examination of the Citizen’s Charter”, Parliamentary Affairs, 47, 1, 1994, pp. 23-36, (with P. McKeown and G. Milligan-Byrne).

“Public administration in a conflict situation: the case of Northern Ireland”, Governance, 6, 1, 1993, pp. 78-98.

“Mentoring in public sector management: confronting accountability and control, Management Education and Development, 24, 3, 1993, pp. 266-279, (with N. Ritchie).

“April 1991 and beyond: are non-executive members catching the tide of change?”, Public Policy and Administration, 8, 2, 1993, 1993, pp. 42-53, (with M. Russell).

“Reflections on local government and the local government elections in the Republic of Ireland”, Local Government Studies, 18, 3, 1992, pp. 260-277.

“Policy making and the demonstration effect: privatisation in a deprived region”, Public Administration, 70, 3, 1992, pp. 369-386, (with A. Stark).

“Learning from Northern Ireland”, Public Policy and Administration, 7, 1, 1992, pp. 31-46.

“Education reform in Northern Ireland: maintaining the distance?”, Journal of Social Policy, 21, 2, 1992, pp. 211-231, (with P. McKeown).

“Policy differences within the UK: the case of housing policy in Northern Ireland”, Public Administration, 69, 3, 1991, pp. 303-324, (with C. Knox).

Planning in the health and social services in Northern Ireland – starting the next round”, Social Policy and Administration, 24, 1, 1990, pp. 65-75, (with L. Carswell and D. McAlister).

Management development in Tipperary schools”, Irish Education Studies, 9, 1, 1990, pp. 229-241, (with E. Cave).

“Vocational training in Northern Ireland: the role of employers and unions”, Political Quarterly, 58, 3, 1988, pp. 296-307, (with A. Erridge).

Irish schools: managing without management”, Administration, 36, 1, 1988, pp. 67-77, (with E. Cave).

“Recent political difficulties of local government in Northern Ireland”, Policy and Politics, 16, 2, 1988, pp. 89-98, (with C. Knox).

“Controlling local government expenditure: the Northern Ireland case”, Public Administration, 64, 1, 1986, pp. 83-96.

“A review of the 1985 local government elections in Northern Ireland”, Local Government Studies, 12, 2, 1986, pp. 15-29, (with C. Knox).

“The 1985 local government elections in Northern Ireland”, Irish Political Studies, 1, 1986, pp. 103-110, (with C. Knox).

“Central-local government relationships in Northern Ireland”, Local Government Studies, 12, 5, 1986, pp. 15-24.

“Economic development and local government: the Northern Ireland case”, Local Government Studies, 12, 5, 1986, pp. 51-59, (with M. Murray).

“Policy analysis for practitioners: the M.Sc. in Policy Analysis for the University of Ulster”, Teaching Public Administration, 6, 2, 1986, pp. 82-97, (with A. Erridge).

“Integrating health and social services: has the Northern Ireland experiment succeeded?”, Public Money, 4, 4, 1985, pp. 25-28.

“Reflections on the Anglo-Irish Agreement”, Government and Opposition, 21, 2, 1985, pp. 146-160, (with J. Loughlin).

“What happens when the government takes over? – Local government in Northern Ireland”, Local Government Policy-Making, 10, 2, 1983, pp. 7-20.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:
Collaboration among Welsh Educational Institutions – First Campus” (with Norah Jones and Julie Lydon) in Collaborative Working in Higher Education: The Social Academy Lorraine Walsh and Peter Kahn (eds); Taylor and Francis, Spring 2009.

“Exploring individual judgement processes in a learning environment with a group support system”, (with Sam Groves, Tony Gear, Cath Jones, Michael Connolly, and Martin Read), in Audience Response Systems in Higher Education, David A. Banks (Ed), Idea Publishers: Hershey, P.A., 2006.

“Improving interpersonal collaboration in child protection conferences using Group Process Support Conferences”, Managing Information Technology in a Global Community, M. Khosrowpour, (ed.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. 2001, pp. 756-758, (with C Jones, A Gear, J. Prince and M Read)).

Developing the professional skills of postgraduate students through Interactive Technology, Managing Information Technology in a Global Community, M. Khosrowpour, (ed.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. 2001, pp. 759-761, (with C Jones, A Gear, and M Read)).

“Northern Ireland” in Public Services Yearbook 1997-1998, P. Jackson and M. Lavender (eds.), Pitman Publishing: London, 1997, pp. 77-84.

“Lessons from local government in Northern Ireland” in Quangos and local government: a changing world, H. Davis (ed.), Frank Cass: London, 1996, pp. 77-91.

“Developments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales” in Public Services Yearbook 1996-1997, P. Jackson and M. Lavender (eds.), Pitman Publishing: London, 1996, pp. 97-110, (with A. Thomas).

“Developments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales” in Public Services Yearbook 1995-1996, P. Jackson and M. Lavender (eds.), Chapman and Hall: London, 1995, pp. 77-94, (with A. Thomas).

“Public administration and expenditure developments in Northern Ireland”, in Public Services Yearbook 1994, P. Jackson and M. Lavender (eds.), Chapman and Hall: London, 1994, pp. 105-120.

“Public finance in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales” in Public Services Yearbook 1993, C. Trinder and P. Jackson (eds.), Chapman and Hall: London, 1993, pp. 77-86.

“The financing of education in Northern Ireland”, in After the reforms: education and policy in Northern Ireland, R.R. Osborne, R. Cormack and A. Gallagher (eds.), Avebury: Aldershot, 1993, pp. 33-44.

“Northern Ireland”, in Public Domain 1992, F. Terry and P. Jackson (eds.), Chapman Hall: London, 1992, pp. 21-26.

“Tripartism and Industrial Training Boards – a comparative view”, in Corporatism and Accountability, C. Crouch and R. Dore (eds.), Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1990, pp. 213-248, (with A. Erridge).

“Policy making in Northern Ireland”, in Public policy in Northern Ireland: adoption or adaptation?, M. Connolly and J. Loughlin (eds.), Policy Research Institute: Belfast, 1990, pp. 1-18, (with J. Loughlin).

“Central government in Northern Ireland”, in Public policy in Northern Ireland: adoption or adaptation?, M. Connolly and J. Loughlin (eds.), Policy Research Institute: Belfast, 1990, pp. 109-34, (with A. Erridge).

“Local Financial Management”, in Local management of schools: some practical issues, E. Cave and C. Wilkinson (eds.), Routledge: London, 1990, pp. 31-48, (with D. McAlister).

“Public expenditure and management in Northern Ireland”, in Public Domain 1990, F. Terry and P. Jackson (eds.), Chapman Hall: London, 1990, pp. 67-76, (with D. McAlister).

“Public expenditure in Northern Ireland”, in Public Domain 1990, F. Terry and P. Jackson (eds.), Public Finance Foundation: London, 1988, pp. 140-149, (with D. McAlister).

“Budgeting in Belfast”, in Learning from local authority budgeting, H. Elcock (ed.), Gower: Aldershot, 1987, (with R. McChesney).

“Has integration worked? The health and personal social services in Northern Ireland” in Health Care UK, J. Gretton and A. Harrison (eds.), CIPFA and others: London, 1985.

SHORT PAPER
Sool Bardzo efektywna szkola. Co to znaczy? (Very effective School. What does it mean?) Czesc 1, Dyrektor Szkoly (School Director), Iuty 2006, No. 2, 146 pp. 12-13. (James, C*., Connolly, M ., Dunning G, and Elliot, T), ISSN 1230-9508.

Sool Bardzo efektywna szkola. Co to znaczy? (Very effective School. What does it mean?) Czesc 2, Dyrektor Szkoly (School Director), Marzec 2006, No. 2, 147 pp. 13-19. (James, C*., Connolly, M ., Dunning G, and Elliot, T), ISSN 1230-9508.

“Successful primary schools in disadvantaged settings”, Orbit, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2005, (James, C.*, Dunning G., Connolly, M and Elliot, T).

“Successful primary schools in disadvantaged settings: what do they do, how do they do it and why does it work”, Australian Education Leader, Vol. 27, No. 2., 2005 pp. 26-29, (James, C.*, Dunning G., Connolly, M and Elliot, T).

Riding the downturn, Agenda, Winter 2002/2003, pp. 44-46.

“What role for local government?”, Parliamentary Brief, 1994, 3, 1, pp. 51-52.

“The Report on the National Education Convention: Reflections of a Sympathetic Outside”, Irish Education Decision Maker, Issue No. 8, Spring 1994, pp. 19-20.

“New forms of governance – understanding the contract state”, Fortnight, July, 1993.

“Quality improvements in the NHS”, Public Money and Management, 9, 4, 1989, pp. 7-8, (with L. Carswell, A. Erridge, D. McAlister and R. McChesney).

PAMPHLETS:
“Lessons from local government in Northern Ireland, Local Government Management Board: Luton, 1994, 25 pp.

“Central-local government relationships in Northern Ireland”, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, 1986, 10 pp.

Memberships

1989-2005 Member, British Academy of Management.

1979-present Member, Political Studies Association.

1982-1991 Member, Royal Institute of Public Administration.

1989-1993 Licentiate Member, Institute of Health Services Management.

1997-2000 Member, Royal Society of Arts

External

Professor Emeritus, University of Glamorgan, 2006.
Special Professor, University of Nottingham, 2007-2012.
Visiting Professor, University of Bath, 2008-2012
Visiting Editor, Special Edition of Local Government Studies on School Governance in the UK (with Catherine Farrell and Chris James).
External Adviser, Professorial etc promotions panel, University of Winchester, 2011
Founding Editor (with Professors S. Richards and F. Terry) Public Money and Management, (published by Basil Blackwells four times per year).
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Public Money and Management, 2007-present
Joint Editor, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2007-present.
Member, Advisory Board, Local Government Studies, 1998 – present.
Member, Advisory Board, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2000 – present.
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Management Education, 2000 – present

External Examinerships
Examiner, Certificate in Leadership for Collaboration, UWIC, 2008 – 2011.
Examiner, M Sc Strategic Public Management and other related Masters, De Montfort University, 2007.
Award Examiner Undergraduate Humanities and Social Sciences programmes UWE 2006.
M Sc Management Worcester College of Higher Education, 2000 – 2002.
Cert/Diploma Management Studies, Worcester College of Higher Education, 1998 – 2002.
Managing Health Services, Open University/Institute of Health Services Management, 1995- 2003.
MA in Government and Politics, Guildhall University, London, 1995-1997.
MSc Public Management, Strathclyde University, 1994-1997.
PgD/M Sc. in Strategy and Resource Management, University of Northumbria, 1994-1997.
MBA, Leicester University, 1993-1997.
M. Sc. in Public Management, Business School, University of Glamorgan, 1992-1994.
MSocSc/Diploma in Health Care Management, Health Management Centre, University of Birmingham, 1991-1994.
BA in Policy Studies, MBA, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, 1991- 1994.
MA in Politics, Dublin City University, 1989-1991.
BA in Public Administration, Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, 1986- 1992.
RESEARCH DEGREES EXAMINERSHIPS
6 PhDs at University of Leicester.
4 PhDs at Birmingham University.
2 PhD at Queens University, Belfast.
2 EdD at Queens University, Belfast
1 EdD Lancaster University
1 PhD Swansea University
1 PhD at Stirling University.
1 PhD at Portsmouth University.
1 PhD National University of Ireland, Maynooth
1 DBA at Strathclyde University.
1 M Phil at Strathclyde University.
1 MPhil at University of Ulster
1 PhD at UU

ESRC Taught Masters and Research scholarships, 1994-1999.
Reviewed papers for a number of journals including Local Government Studies, Leadership and Organisational Development Journal, Management Learning, Public Administration, Public management Review, Journal of Education Administration and History, , Education Management, Administration and Leadership, Policy and Politics, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Social Policy and Political Studies.
Reviewed books for Public Administration, Political Studies, and Local Government Studies.
Reviewer for American Academy of Management 2004, 2005.

Member Bridgend’s Council’s Panel to consider applications for Standards Committee, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
Member of HEFCW appointed Panel to review titles put forward by the University of Wales Press for HEFCW support, 1999-present.
Advisory Member, Board, Syniad: The Improvement, Development and Employers’ Agency for Local Government in Wales, 2000- 2004.
Member, Board of Governors, Parc Lewis School, 1999-present.
Member, Valleys Enterprise Board, 1999 – 2000.
Member, Skills and Training Working Group, Objective One Sub-Group 1999.
Chair, Judging Panel, Merthyr Small Business Competition, 1998.
Member, Judging Panel for Welsh Area of the Parcelforce Small Business Competition, 1996 and 1997.
Member, Board of Assessors, Huron University USA in London, 1995-2000.
Vice-Chair, Craigavon Hospital Trust, 1992-1995.
Member, Northern Ireland Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, 1992-1996.
Member, the Northern Health and Services Board, 1982-1992.
Chair of the Management Committee of the Northern Area College of Nursing, 1982 – 1992.
Member of the Board of Governors of the College of Business Studies, Belfast, 1984 – 1990.
Secretary of the Northern Ireland Council of the Royal Institute of Public Administration 1983 – 89.
Member Training Authority Lead Body on Purchasing Management, 1989 – 1992.
Chairman Institute of Directors Seminar on Government-Industry Relations, Culloden Hotel, 1989.

Chairman Research Committee, Faculty of Business and Management, 1984-89.

Member, Professoriate Committee, 1992-95.

Research

Public Sector Governance, Public management

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