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Dr Karen Edge

FED Council Member: Dr Karen Edge is currently a Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and recently served as Pro-Vice Provost (International) at University College London, UK. Karen has conducted research in over 30 countries and has recently completed a 6-jurisdiction study of teacher motivation and retention. Karen’s Global City Leaders Project worked with Generation X (under 40-year-old) school leaders in London, New York City and Toronto to understand more about their work, lives and ambitions.

Karen is preparing two books on Generation X leaders (Routledge) and City-based education policy contexts and the influence on school leaders (Bloomsbury). She sits on ESRC (UK), Danish and Swiss National Research Review Panels and the Advisory Panel for International School Leadership Principals [] in Ontario. She is Past Editor-in-Chief of Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (EAEA) and a current Editorial Board Member for EAEASchool Leadershipand Management andLeadership and Policy in Schools. Karen regularly works with principal’s associations and educational organisations and has delivered keynotes and workshops on leadership, wellbeing, retention, innovation and policy in over 20 countries. She completed her PhD in knowledge management and educational reform at the Ontario Institute of Education/University of Toronto. 

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