Educational Leadership, Management and Administration (ELMA)
The Educational Leadership, Management and Administration (ELMA) research group was founded in September 2009 by Dr Scott Eacott, in collaboration with Dr Don Adams and Conjoint Professor David Gamage . The ELMA group aims to establish the University of Newcastle as a site of international research excellence in regard to scholarship on the leadership, management, and administration of educational institutions. Drawing upon a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the ELMA group explicitly interrogates the theoretical and methodological challenges of educational leadership, management and administration scholarship in the context of shifting social, cultural, political and temporal conditions. Additionally, and crucially, the group’s primary purpose is creating a research environment dedicated to fostering and delivering internationally recognised research and research training. This is achieved through structured internal research dialogue and establishing collaborations with key national and international research centres and leading individual researchers in the area to develop new and groundbreaking theories and methodologies relevant to the contemporary world.
ELMA is an affiliation with Educational Research Institute Newcastle (ERIN)