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Personal profile


Dr Anthony Thorpe is a senior lecturer (leadership and management) and director of studies/supervisor for doctorate research through both the Ph D and Ed D routes.


PhD - University of Exeter
MA- Kings College, London
PGCE- University of Bristol
BA (Hons)- University of Durham

Research interests

Educational leadership and management
Education organization theory and practice
Complementary and Supplementary School leadership
Techno-marketing in not for profit organizations and marketing in education
Human Resource Management in education
Quality improvement and assurance in education
Philosophy of education and critical realism
Further education, post-16, skills, vocational education

Professional affiliations

British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society
Philosophy of Education Society in Great Britain

Society of Research in Higher Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Education Leadership and Management

Education Doctorate- Professionalism and thesis supervision

Social Research Methods

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Output

  • 15 Article
  • 4 Book/Film/Article review
  • 2 Digital or Visual Products
  • 1 Editorial

Interview: Luljeta Nuzi- Lessons my Grandmother Taught me

Thorpe, A., 26 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Management in Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Special Issue Editorial: Leadership in non-mainstream education: the case of complementary and supplementary schools

Thorpe, A., Arthur, L. & Souza, A., 1 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Management in Education. 34, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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  • 1 Editorial Activity
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Invited talk

Management in Education (Journal)

Anthony Thorpe (Guest editor), , Linet Arthur (Guest editor), & Ana Souza (Guest editor)

1 Oct 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Activity

Leading complementary schools: trials, tribulations and rewards.

Anthony Thorpe (Keynote speaker)

1 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Member of advisory panel for 'Leadership development and challenges in complementary schools'

Anthony Thorpe (Reviewer)


Activity: Public engagement and outreachMembership of peer review panel or committee


A critical realist exploration of the comparative impact on successful first generation and non-first generation graduates of a programme of change aimed at enhancing employability

Author: Cashian, P. S., 26 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Burke, P. J. (External person) (Supervisor), Thorpe, A. (Supervisor) & Lim, L. L. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


An enquiry into how English for Academic Purposes practitioners construct their professional identities

Author: Taylor, S., 4 Feb 2020

Supervisor: Thorpe, A. (Supervisor) & Shaughnessy, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: EdD


An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Black Women Secondary School Leaders

Author: Bailey-Morrissey , C., 14 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Race, R. (Supervisor) & Thorpe, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Life histories of Saudi female headteachers: an exploration of their journeys and experiences of leadership

Author: Alajaji, W., 12 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Thorpe, A. (Supervisor) & Hoskins, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis