Professor Peter Earley holds the Chair of Education Leadership and Management at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Department of Learning and Leadership, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
His central research interests are leadership, school improvement, professional development, inspection, self-evaluation and school governance. Recent externally-funded research and evaluation projects include: leadership development for headteachers (2016); new paths or routes to headship (2015); effective headteacher performance management (2014); the changing landscape of educational leadership in England (2012); the experiences of new headteachers (2011); an evaluation of the NPQH programme (2010); and a review of fast-track or accelerated leadership development programmes (2009).
He has published widely and recent publications include: Exploring the School Leadership Landscape: Changing demands, changing realities (Bloomsbury, 2013), Accelerated Leadership Development: fast-tracking school leaders, (IOE, 2010 with Jeff Jones) and Helping Staff Develop in Schools (Sage, 2010 with Sara Bubb). His most recent book is: Earley, P and Greany, T (eds) School Leadership and Education System Reform, (Bloomsbury, 2017).