Higher Education, Leadership and Women Vice Chancellors

Fitting into Communities of Practice of Masculinities

  • Paula¬†Burkinshaw

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paula Burkinshaw
    Pages 1-17
  3. Paula Burkinshaw
    Pages 18-67
  4. Paula Burkinshaw
    Pages 68-85
  5. Paula Burkinshaw
    Pages 118-128
  6. Paula Burkinshaw
    Pages 129-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-156

About this book


Why are there so few women vice chancellors in UK higher education? In this book, Paula Burkinshaw explores the contemporary conversation around the 'missing women at the top' across UK society through in-depth interviews with the (hitherto) silent voices of women vice chancellors. These women have successfully negotiated with and navigated the gendered leadership cultures of higher education throughout their careers and speak of the masculine communities of their workplaces. Advocating the need to achieve a critical mass of women at the top, this book suggests there is still much to be done in the higher education sphere.


education gender higher education women

Authors and affiliations

  • Paula¬†Burkinshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49548-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44404-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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