Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Management & Governance at University of Bath
27 Jun 2022
Dr Denise Mifsud is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Management and Governance at the University of Bath. She has many years of practitioner experience in education settings in both teaching and top-level leadership roles within the Ministry for Education, Malta. She previously held lecturing posts at the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Malta, where she is also an Associate Fellow of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Stirling in 2015. Research areas of interest include educational policy analysis, generation, reception, and enactment; critical leadership theories, with a particular interest in educational leadership, especially distributed forms; school networks and educational reform; initial teacher education; power relations; Foucauldian theory; Actor-Network theory, as well as qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on narrative, as well as creative and unconventional modes of data representation. She has presented her research at various international conferences, besides winning numerous academic awards, namely from the American Education Research Association, the European Education Research Association, and the Scottish Education Research Association. She is a member of several professional organizations, in addition to being an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has published in several international top-rated journals, in addition to monographs and edited volumes.