Strategic Leadership for Public Services – The Impact and Legacy of the Strategic State in Scotland

I have a PhD bursary available on this topic. The research will commence in October 2019 and is funded for three years. Do get in touch if you would like more information. There is growing interest in ideas of Public Leadership (Dickinson et al. 2018; Brookes and Grint 2010; t’Hart 2014) and the Strategic StateContinue reading “Strategic Leadership for Public Services – The Impact and Legacy of the Strategic State in Scotland”

How to prepare for your viva (PhD / DBA / DProf)

There are already quite a few excellent blog posts available on how to prepare for a doctoral viva. I don’t want to simply repeat what has been said elsewhere but thought I would provide some of my own thoughts on the doctoral viva. I have been a PhD student, PhD and DPA supervisor and PhDContinue reading “How to prepare for your viva (PhD / DBA / DProf)”

Guest Blog: User Charges and Marketization in Higher Education

Higher Education in most countries has experienced remarkably consistent reforms in management and finance in the past few decades. These reforms are remarkable because they follow consistent patterns in countries with very different socio-political, welfare and economic systems and university traditions. This research involves an exploration of the implications of user charges for access by considering the tuition element of undergraduate study as well as the theoretical and practical justifications for reforms.