Valerie Drew is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Education and Leadership in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is Programme Director for the MSc in Educational Leadership (Specialist Qualification for Headship) and the MSc in Professional Education and Leadership. She is a founding member of the Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership (EDSPLL) national design group for the Specialist Qualification for Headship (Into Headship and In Headship) and represents Scottish Council of Deans of Education on the strategic group for EDSPLL’s Excellence in Headship programme. Valerie leads on partnership projects with Regional Improvement Collaboratives, local authorities and school across Scotland and Wales in School-based Curriculum Development through Critical Collaborative Professional Enquiry. She contributes to the EDSPLL Excellence in Headship programme and previously was an academic adviser on the SCEL Fellowship programme. She was a member of the Working Group for the revision of the GTCS Standards framework 2017-2020. Her research interests span professional learning in and through educational leadership, critical collaborative professional enquiry and curriculum making. She has examined Doctoral theses for University of Glasgow, University College London, University of Newcastle and was External Examiner for the MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford (2013-2016).