Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Max Coates
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 02076126597
  • Programme Manager
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dr Max Coates

Max has worked for 15 years for the Institute of Education, now part of University College London.  During this time he has lectured on leadership, coaching and team development. A significant part of his work has been undertaken in a wide variety of countries which have included; Colombia, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan and the Netherlands. For seven years his key role at the Institute of Education was leading the MA in Leadership.

He has published a number of books including: Personalising Learning, The Constant Leader, and Shaping a New Educational Landscape. Additionally, he has contributed to other publications including research into pupil underachievement, place and belonging and most recently into the emerging role of Chief Executive Officers of Multi-Academy Trusts.  The publication of his latest book on stress and leadership (It’s Doing My Head In) is imminent. This follows from his doctorate on personal transformation.

He has never lost his connection with the real-world challenges facing leaders, insights that have come from his own 14 years as a secondary head.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Citizenship Provision in Schools ( An EPPI Review, with Taylor and Deakin -Crick  - 2004)

The Early Experiences of Headship ( NCSL with  Early, Nelson, Hingham, Bubb, Porritt (2011)

Co-operative Trusts (BELMAS grant - 2013)

Place and Belong in in Schools ( School funded, with Riley, and Mehmedbegovic

Leadership in Multi - Academy Trusts (with Male and Greany - 2017)

Place and Belonging in Schools ( UCL seed funding with Riley and PerezMarinez (2017)

Teaching Summary

MA – Leadership The London Centre for Leadership in Learning (IOE) – Programme Leader  2010 to 2016. Continuing as senior lecturer.  Tutor for  MA in Holland. Visiting lecture in Serbia, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE and Colombia.

Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership – St Mary’s University College, Twickenham  - September 2008 to 2010).  MA programme Leading Innovation and Change. 

Visiting Lecturer Trinity College Dublin

Senior Trainer for Network of Black Professionals (2008 – 2011)

Project Director (London Leadership Centre/IOE) for Working Together for Success (NCSL Senior Leadership Team Development Course) (January 2004 – to March 2009) 

Trainer for London Leadership Centre in Mentoring coaching – courses delivered to HIP providers,  and PGCert, part of London Challenge. (June 2002 to 2008).

New Visions Lead  Facilitator – NCSL Early Headship Programme – November 2002 to 2008)

Facilitator / Trainer for Financial Management in Schools Programme – National Remodelling Team (January 2004 to close of the programme May 2004)

Additionally I  have delivered training, development and facilitation  for a wide range of schools and LAs.  

01-OCT-2017 Doctoral Supervisor and Doctoral Examinations Officer School of Education University of Buckingham, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2010 Senior Lecturer London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education then UCL, United Kingdom
APR-2009 – JUN-2011 Senior Lecturer School of Education Trinity College, Dublin, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2008 – 31-AUG-2010 Lecturer School of Education St.Mary's University College, Twickenham, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2004 – 31-AUG-2010 Consultant London Centre for Leadership in Learning Institute of Education, United Kingdom
06-JUN-2002 – 31-DEC-2003 Research Assistant Post Graduate School of Education University of Bristol, United Kingdom
APR-1996 – DEC-2001 Headteacher   Bourne Community College, United Kingdom
SEP-1990 – APR-1996 Headteacher   St. Mark's School, Bath, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1986 MA Master of Arts – Curriculum Studies University of East Anglia
1984 BA Bachelor of Arts – Management University of East Anglia
1977 GCERT Graduate Diploma – Theology University of Bristol
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by