13th June 2003



One of the UK’s leading professors of education leadership is to join the International Institute for Education Leadership at the University of Lincoln.


Professor Tony Bush – currently Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Reading – will officially take up his new post at the university in October.


Internationally recognised for his work in education, Professor Bush has experience teaching both compulsory and post-compulsory education and has been a visiting professor and external examiner at universities across the globe, including China, South Africa, Singapore and New Zealand.


He is editor of the UK’s premier education journal ‘Educational Management and Administration’ and directs a number of research projects for the National College of School Leadership.


As author and co-author of well over 100 educational management books and articles, Professor Bush has extensive experience in education and was the founder of Leicester University’s Education Management Development Unit. 


He has a personal interest in developing countries and has done considerable work in South Africa where he met his fiancée, who will be also be joining the university to study with the Faculty of Business and Management.


He is currently directing an evaluation of education management in the Gauteng province, funded by the Centre for British Teachers.


“I am delighted to be joining the University of Lincoln,” said Professor Bush. “The Vice Chancellor has set out a clear vision for the university and I expect it to become a major force regionally, nationally and internationally.


“The International Institute for Education Leadership is one of the largest and most successful specialist centres for educational leadership and management in the United Kingdom and is also having a significant international impact.  


“I am confident that it will continue to thrive and look forward to contributing to an even more successful institute in the future.”


Fergus O’Sullivan, Director of the IIEL, is delighted by the appointment of Professor Bush.


“Tony Bush is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of education leadership theory and practice,” he said.


“The fact that we are able to attract academics of this calibre is confirmation of the excellence of the institute in terms of the programmes and the quality of our staff.”


For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk