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Karen Edge

Karen Edge is a Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL IOE. She is an academic and advocate committed to asking new questions to shake up how policy and school leaders think about educational problems. Karen’s latest international research project has engaged 60+ generation X school leaders in London, New York and Toronto in exploring their careers, leadership and future aspirations.


Karen is an Advisory Panel Member for the International School Leadership Program (Ontario Principals Council), a research fellow at Western University (Canada), the Editor-in-Chief of Educational Assessment Evaluation and Accountability and sits on the Editorial Boards of School Leadership and Management and Leadership and Policy in Schools.


Karen has written on knowledge management, school leadership, generations at work and international partnership. 


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