Ann Kendrick

  • Senior Lecturer, Educational Leadership and Development
  • Institute of Education
  • Learning, Education & Development Research Centre
  • Education
 Ann Kendrick


An experienced teacher and teacher educator with research interests in leadership development, structural reform in rural communities, research-engaged schools. Ann has been a member of BELMAS for 4years, a co-convenor of the Leadership Preparation and Development RIG and member of the Structural Reform RIG. 

Ann develops and quality assures leadership modules for the MA Education Professional Practice (Leadership Pathway) and the National Professional Qualifications in Leadership (NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML), maximising learning through the interplay of public knowledge and practical wisdom.  Ann has experience of facilitating blended face-to-face, online and workplace learning programmes.

As a mentor for the University's Research Centre Ann facilitates school-based collaborative inquiry projects with teachers.  

Wider roles across the university include Lead for School Assessment,  University Partnership Tutor for ITT provision, online PGCE (Non QTS) and practice mentor for the PGC Academic Practice.

Previous professional roles include Programme Lead for the MA Leadership in Integrated Children's Services, lead facilitator for the Critical Skills Programme, Strategic Research and Development Lead for Children's Services; Deputy Head, Raising Achievement Co-ordinator for an Education Action Zone,  Advisory Teacher PSHE/Public Health Specialist for Schools and Young People and Chair of Young People's Mental Health Strategy Group; Teacher of Science; Senior Experiential Educator.

Qualifications and memberships


MA Education Research

PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

PGCE Secondary Science

BSC (Hons) Sports Science and Business Administration

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

National College for Teaching and Leadership Advanced Facilitator, Online Facilitation and Tutoring


BELMAS member (British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society)

Academic and research interests

Research interests: structural reform and system leadership in rural communities; emerging trends and change in provision of Leadership Preparation and Development for teachers; digital technologies for professional learning


Research supervision

Dissertation Supervisor for Master's Degrees


Close, P., Kendrick, A., Outhwaite, D. (2018), Developing System Leaders : a research engagement approach, Management in Education (Special Edition) Vol 33 (2)

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Kendrick, A.,  Chapman, A. (pending), Gender, race, faith and economics: factors impacting on aspirant school leaders

Close, P. and Kendrick, A (pending), The use of consultancy research in the development of specialist leaders of education:- a case study

Recent external roles

Convenor for BELMAS Research Interest Group - Leadership Preparation and Development

School Governor (Chair)