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Academic Biography

Dr Jean Pierre Elonga Mboyo is Congolese born academic and the holder of a BA (Hons) Philosophy, a BA (Hons) Theology, an MSc & EdD in Educational Leadership. He has qualified teacher status with a 14-year experience as a secondary school teacher in the North of England and is fellow of higher education with teaching responsibilities as Senior lecturer across undergraduate and postgraduate stages in department of Education and Social Work here at Teesside University.

Summary of Research Interests

Jean Pierre's broad research interest in educational leadership has lead to publications on school inspection, Ubuntu leadership in schools, BAME and school leadership and ethics in school leadership, comparative education leradership, notions of expierence drawing on social theories such as Ubuntu, structuration theory, critical realism and others.

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Working on a cross-university (Durhum, Newcastle, Northambia, Sunderland and Teesside universities) externally funded project on Postgraduate Research Opportunity for the North East/Network for Equity: pro:NE
  • Looking to research education leadership in post-covid19 environment and; reconceptualise African education systems through a blended lens of Ubuntu and critical realism in order to further examine various fields.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Jean Pierre welcomes proposals from the field of education particularly educational leadership and within his area(s) of expertise and interest. Currently supervising doctoral research on female experiences of educational leadership

External Roles and Professional Activities

Peer-reviewer (EMAL, JBS, REAL, Practice) and editorial board member (REAL).

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

  • Undergraduate: Children's Rights; Foundations of Policy; Notions of Childhood
  • MA: Contextualising Education
  • EdD: Integreting Primary and Secondary Research in Education


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