Professor Alma Harris
Dr Alma Harris is Professor and Pro-Director (Leadership) at the Institute of Education, London. Her research work focuses on organisational change and development. She is internationally known for her work on school improvement, focusing particularly on improving schools in challenging circumstances. Alma has written extensively about leadership in schools and she is an expert on the theme of distributed leadership. Her book ‘Distributed Leadership in Schools: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow’ (published in 2008 by Routledge & Falmer Press) has been translated into several languages.
She is currently seconded to the ‘Welsh Assembly Government‘ as a Professional Adviser and is assisting with the process of system wide reform. She is President Elect of the ‘International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement’ and will take up her Presidency at the 26th International Congress in Chile in 2013.