Qing Gu

Professor Qing Gu
Director of the UCL Centre for Educational Leadership and Professor of Leadership in Education at the UCL Institute of Education

Professor Qing Gu is Director of the UCL Centre for Educational Leadership and Professor of Leadership in Education at the UCL Institute of Education. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the British Association of Comparative and International Education (BAICE), Co-Editor-in-Chief of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, and a member of the Leadership Research, Evidence and Impact Advisory Panel for the UK Cabinet Office’s Skills and Curriculum Unit. Professor Gu has directed many government, research council and independent charities funded projects in the areas of teacher professional development, school leadership, school improvement, and systemic reform and change. These include the evaluation of Teaching Schools (2016) and the evaluation of Research Schools in Opportunity Areas (2021). Some of her books (e.g., The New Lives of Teachers (Routledge, 2010), Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools (Routledge, 2014)) have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. Her co-authored paper on the impact of school leadership on pupil outcomes was given The William J Davis Award by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in 2016 – which was the first awarded paper written by authors from England since this prestigious scholarly award began in 1980.

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