31st August 2000

 

AUSSIE ACADEMIC TO GRADUATE DOWN UNDER

 

Aussie academic Pam Dettman was happy to discover she will receive her doctorate from the University of Melbourne next week while on a business trip already planned to Australia.

 

Now a senior lecturer at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Pam was a school principal back home for 10 years before taking the post in the university’s International Educational Leadership Centre, in Lincoln.

 

Pam has been working on her doctorate in education for the past eight years, during which time she also acted as a visiting fellow at ULH, making visits to Britain several times a year since 1995.

 

“The main purpose of the visit is to hold talks on aspects of education management with various universities in Australia,” said Pam. “The director Fergus O’Sullivan and I will be giving presentations in Queensland and Melbourne.”

 

The trip will be a very quick one, as Fergus and Pam leave tomorrow and return next weekend.

 

In the United Kingdom ULH leads the way on developing training for school business managers - or bursars - which follows a government move towards individual schools managing their own funding.

 

They have been asked to talk on the approaches to school management seen in the United Kingdom.

 

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Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042.