Dr. Katina Pollock is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the field of Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies at the Faculty of Education, Western University.
The overall goal of Dr. Pollock’s research agenda is to support and improve public education systems; to this effect, her research focuses on supporting school leaders. Specifically, she concentrates on school leaders’ work intensification and well-being, policy development and implementation, and knowledge mobilization.
Her research with colleagues has been supported by federal granting agencies, provincial governments, and professional associations. Her current SSHRC Insight Grants focus on secondary school Principals’ work intensification (with Dr. Fei Wang) (2016–2023), and the relationship between policy and Principals’ work, (with Dr. Laura Pinto and Dr. Sue Winton) (2015–2023). In addition to traditional scholarship, she has also taken on several leadership roles, such as Co-Director of the UCEA Centre for International Study of School Leadership (2011–2014), Director of the Western Centre for Education Leadership (2014–2018), and Co-Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) (2011–2018).
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