Dr Romina Madrid

Snr Lecturer in Educational Leadership

Education Stirling

Dr Romina Madrid

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About me

About me

My research interests focus on the dynamics of alliances among educational stakeholders and the generation and application of evidence that draws from diverse knowledge and expertise to promote systemic and equitable school improvement. I am particularly committed to prioritising stakeholders who have historically been marginalised in discussions surrounding change and enhancement, such as students, families, and student-teachers, among others. Furthermore, I am interested in the pivotal role of school leaders and, consequently, their professional preparation, in nurturing collaboration within, between and beyond schools. I envision this work as a catalyst for transformation in educational policies and the practices and cultures that influence professional development and student outcomes. My expertise in this field extends across international borders, encompassing experiences in Chile, USA, and my current engagement in Scotland and the wider UK.

I have a BA in Psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and a PhD in Organisational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the University of Minnesota (Supervisor Professor Karen Seashore). My doctoral research and bachelor thesis explored issues of policy implementation and equity, identity and professional collaboration.

I am part of the following networks: -International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) Co-convenor of the Crisis Response in Education Network, Policymakers, Politicians and Practicioners 3P Network.


-Leadership in Scottish Education (SERA LiSEN) Co-convenor.

-Antiracist Initial Teacher Education Network member.

I welcome inquiries related to school leadership, professional learning and development, research-practice partnerships, school improvement, and change.


educational leadership, professional learning, school improvement, collaboration, equity.

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