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Sue Swaffield University of Cambridge, UK

Sue Swaffield is a member of the Leadership for Learning academic group in the Faculty of Education and a founder member of Leadership for Learning: the Cambridge Network. Sue's teaching and research interests are within the fields of educational leadership, school improvement and assessment. Leadership for learning, critical friendship for headteachers, and assessment for learning are particular interests. She co-directed the Wallenberg funded Leadership for Learning Carpe Vitam project working with schools and universities in seven countries. Sue was also a member of the ESRC/TLRP Learning How to Learn project involving 40 schools and five universities in England, and worked on the DfES funded evaluation of Schools Facing Exceptionally Challenging Circumstances project. Current research activity includes investigating support and challenge for headteachers, and with the Faculty's Centre for Commonwealth Education Sue is engaged in a collaborative development and research programme building headteachers' leadership capacity in Ghana. She teaches on the Masters and Certificate programmes and co-ordinates the Educational Leadership and School Improvement MEd and MPhil. She is an Executive Editor of the international journal 'Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice', Associate Editor of 'Professional Development in Education' and is on the Editorial Board of 'Reflective Teaching'. Her work in Higher Education builds on previous experiences as a teacher and adviser.