3rd July 2000




An academic who was awarded a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) for her contribution to education will graduate with a Doctorate in Educational Management from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on 11th July.


Dame Patricia Collarbone is founder and director of the London Leadership Centre, which provides training and support for the capital's headteachers, and a prominent member of a team which devised the new national staff college for school principals.


Made a Dame in the 1998 New Year Honours, Dame Collarbone is a former headteacher of Haggerston School and a member of a number of education committees, including the Hackney School Improvement Team.


Dame Patricia, from Hemel Hempstead, London, studied for the Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership from 1996 and was one of the first students to begin the course at the Lincoln campus.


Education doctorate students are education professionals, usually headteachers or college principals, who take on-campus seminars every few months.


“Dame Patricia was a fantastic asset to the course and her presence helped generate valuable links with the London Leadership Centre,” said Prof Angela Thody of the International Educational Leadership Centre.


Dame Patricia and her fellow doctoral students will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral at 2.30pm on 11th July.




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