Academic leaders in higher education (HE) have faced a sustained period of unprecedented and complex change due to Covid-19. Leadership capability and adaptability has been tested, and there have been many examples of successful change, as well as damaging and disempowering practice (Uhl-Bien, 2021). As many HE institutions enter a period of longer-term adaptation, leaders need to work with the complexity and challenge in the sector as they develop sustainable and quality education.


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Beresford-Dey, M., Howden, S. & Martindale, L. 2022, 'Leading in a complex world: Enabling leadership practices to support innovation, change and resilience', British Educational Research Association Blog, 16 February. Available at: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/publications/a1892a01-18ce-4485-81c2-c27f1c260904

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