Dr Steven Courtney

Senior Lecturer in Management and Leadership

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Supervision information

Doctoral research supervisions

I am available to supervise suitably qualified doctoral candidates with an interest in the critical sociology of educational leadership and/or education policy. 

 

Current PhD/EdD supervision

2025

Hannah Ruth McCarthy: "An exploration of the relationship between ‘T-Levels’ and professional identities within Further Education"

Supervisors: Dr Steven Courtney and Prof Helen Gunter. 

UoM-administered thesis: PhD (PT). Expected completion: 2025

 

2022

Pinyan Lin: "The shift of primary education: A study of education collectivisation in China"

Supervisors: Dr Steven Courtney and Dr Paul Armstrong

UoM-administered thesis: PhD (FT). Expected completion: 2022

 

Maud Halstead: "An exploration of how teachers experience challenges to their values and identities when working in schools serving disadvantaged communities"

Supervisors: Dr Steven Courtney and Prof Helen Gunter. 

UoM-administered thesis: PhD (FT). Expected completion: 2022

 

2021

James Twigg: "Towards an understanding of children’s perception of learning in a primary school"

Supervisors: Prof Helen Gunter and Dr Steven Courtney

UoM-administered thesis: EdD (PT). Expected completion: 2021

 

Completed PhD/EdD supervision

2020

Bee Hughes: "Being and becoming: The impact of performativity on the Headteacher in a Multi-Academy Trust"

Supervisors: Prof Helen Gunter and Dr Steven Courtney

UoM-administered thesis: PhD (FT).

 

2019

Omar Kaissi: "Researching corporeality in education: An investigation of knowledge production in gender and education research on boys and masculinities" 

Supervisors: Dr Steven Courtney and Prof Helen Gunter

UoM-administered thesis: PhD (FT).

 

2017

Stephen M. Rayner: "Academisation: a dynamic process of systemic change in England"

Supervisors: Prof Helen Gunter and Dr Steven Courtney

UoM-administered thesis: EdD (PT).

 

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Student Theses

  1. 2017
  2. Academisation: A dynamic process of systemic change in England

    Author: Rayner, S., 31 Dec 2017

    Supervisor: Gunter, H. (Supervisor) & Courtney, S. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Doctor of Education

  3. 2016
  4. Investigating school leadership at a time of system diversity, competition and flux.

    Author: Courtney, S., 1 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Gunter, H. (Supervisor) & West, M. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Unknown