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BMus, MEd, PhD, PGCE


Main teaching areas are the Masters in Learning and Teaching (HE) and MA Educational Leadership and Management on post-graduate programmes.


Recent publications include:

  • Bolam R, Dunning G & Karstanje P (2000). New Heads in the New Europe. Munster/New York: Waxmann (ISBN 3-89325-910-4).
  • James, C., Connolly, M., Dunning, G. and Elliott, T. (2006) How Very Effective Primary Schools Work. London: Sage.
  • James C, Dunning G, Connolly M & Elliott T (2006). Bardo efektywna szkola. Co to znaczy czese I. (Very effective schools – what does it mean? Dyrektor Szkoly Vol 146: 12-13.
  • Dunning G, James C & Jones N (2005). Splitting and projection at work in schools. Journal of Educational Administration Vol 43(3): 244-59.
  • Dunning G & Turner DA (2005). The training of teachers in England and Wales: Pre-service education. Revista de Pedagogie Vol 53: 135-44.


Dr Dunning is a former president of ENIRDELM (the European Network for the Improvement of Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management) and a member of the consortium which provides the National Professional Qualification for Headship in Wales at the commission of the Welsh Assembly Government. He has contributed to in-service training and development programmes for LEAs in England and Wales as well as for the Northern Ireland Schools and Libraries Board and the City of Dublin Teachers’ Centre.


Principal research interests are the professional learning and socialisation of headteachers, leadership and management problems in education, European comparative educational leadership and HE pedagogy. The main focus of current research activity is the writing of a book on the problematic nature of school leadership.

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