Professor Mike Bottery
Professor, Leadership, Policy and Values and Director, Research
Degrees, Centre for Educational Studies
Professor Mike Bottery gained his first degree at
University College, Oxford, and gained his MEd and PhD at the
University of Hull. He spent the early part of his Educational
Career teaching in Primary Schools in England and Australia, before
moving to a lecturing position at the University of Hull.
BA (Hons) (Oxford)
With David Plowright, Mike runs the EdD in Educational,
Policy and Values. He has also lectured in Gibraltar, the West
Indies, Singapore, and Ireland, and supervised students from
Masters to Doctoral Level from most parts of the globe. He has been
external examiner at the Universities of Oxford, Sheffield,
Nottingham, Liverpool, Keele, Leeds Metropolitan and
His specialisms in teaching and research include the Management
of Education, and Educational Policy. He is particularly concerned
with investigating the values that underpin educational
He is currently Advisory Professor to the Institute of
Education, having been Visiting Scholar there in 2006. He has been
Visiting Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Noted Scholar
at the University of British Columbia, and spent the summer of 2003
as invited guest speaker for a series of lectures at the University
of Seattle Pacific.
He has written and published extensively in peer-refereed
journals, and has written seven books with major publishing houses.
'Education, Policy and Ethics' was shortlisted for the best
academic book of 2000 by the Standing Conference on Studies in
Education. His latest book, 'The Challenges of Educational
Leadership' was published by Sage in 2004.