Prof. Alan Floyd (Professor of Education) has been busy this month, having one research article published and another accepted.

Lindsay, H., & Floyd, A. (2019). Experiences of using the Researching Professional Development Framework. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 10(1), 54-68. doi:

The purpose of this article is to report on a longitudinal study which explored the perceptions and experiences of part-time doctoral students using an empirically based development framework (the Researching Professional Development Framework) as they progressed through the first year of their EdD programme at a research-led English University. Development of the framework used in this study has been published elsewhere (see  Lindsay, H., Kerawalla, C. and Floyd, A. (2018) Supporting researching professionals: EdD students’ perceptions of their development needs. Studies in Higher Education, 43 (12). pp. 2321-2335. ISSN 0307-5079 doi:


Baxter, J., & Floyd, A. (2019). Strategic narrative in Multi Academy Trusts in England: Principal drivers for expansion. British Educational Research Journal, 45(5), 1050-1071. doi:

This paper draws on data from a British Academy/Leverhulme funded research project investigating how governing boards in geographically dispersed Multi Academy Trusts involve stakeholders within strategic decision-making processes. It draws on 30 interviews with school leaders and trustees from 6 MATs and 10 interviews with National Leaders of Governance in looking to respond to the research question: What are the principal drivers for strategic expansion in MATs?