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Mr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh

Eric Addae-Kyeremeh

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Associate Head of School - Innovation
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Education
  • eric.addae-kyeremeh

Professional biography

Eric Addae-Kyeremeh is senior lecturer in leadership and management and a Chartered Fellow of both The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

He is currently the Associate Head of School- Innovation; in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport with overall responsibility for teaching and learning innovation, business development, and staff professional development.

Prior to this role Eric was Associate Programme Director (Postgraduate Studies) for Childhood, Youth and Education in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies with responsibility for the academic leadership of the taught postgraduate programmes. His teaching primarily focuses on leadership and management in education. He has chaired and contributed to a number of OU masters modules in Education. As head of qualification from 2013 to 2016, he led the development of the new MA in Education qualification (F70) which started its first presentation in October 2015.  

Eric's research interests are broadly in educational leadership and professional learning across cultures and contexts. He has presented academic papers in some of these areas at International conferences. His current research is focused on the use of network ethnography to explore ‘informal learning’ patterns and behaviours of school leaders in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research interests

Eric's current research is broadly located in educational leadership, professional learning and school improvement.

Current research

Investigating Pedagogic Leadership in India (with Kris Stutchbury and Dr Jane Cullen)

This is a small-scale study focusing on headteacher perspectives on pedagogic leadership and the opportunities and constraints that they face in leading on pedagogy. This initial study will inform and help to frame a large-scale proposal to interrogate perspectives on improving pedagogy including questions on who leads on pedagogy in schools.

Funded by SRA in International Development and Inclusive Innovation at the Open University


Using network ethnography to explore professional relations and professional development

This research is part of my EdD titled: Professional development through networking: Perceptions and practices amongst basic school headteachers in Ghana. 

Funded by the Open University with support from British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)


Teaching interests

Masters in Education at the OU

  • EE812 Educational leadership: exploring strategy (Module Chair)
  • EE813 MA Education dissertation: leadership and management
  • E856 Educational Leadership: context, strategy and collaboration (Module Chair and contributing author)
  • E855 Leading Professional Practice in Education (Co-author and member of module team)
  • E849 Leading and Managing for Effective Education (last presentation 2010-2011)
  • E859 Researching Educational Leadership and Management (last presentation 2011-2012)
  • E891 Educational Enquiry (2012-2013)

Impact and engagement

External Academic Activities

  • External Examiner for the MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management  at UCL Institute of Education (2012-16)
  • External Examiner for the Post Graduate Diploma/MA in School Leadership and Management (SQH)  at University of Strathclyde (2013-16)

Public duties

  • School Governor in Northampton


External collaborations

Nov 2014- May 2015: Academic Director-Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in Ghana

A UKAID and Government of Ghana programme delivered in collaboration with Cambridge Education

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CREET: Educational Studies Research ClusterClusterFaculty of Education and Language Studies


What makes useful evidence for educational leadership practice? An interview (2018)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric and Fox, Alison
Management in Education ((Early Access))
Understanding teachers’ working experiences: capturing data on teachers as professionals, learners and change-makers in low resource contexts (2017-09-05)
Moore, Rhiannon; Buckler, Alison; Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric; Singh, Renu; Rossiter, Jack and High, Chris
In : Young Lives and RITES (OU) symposium (5-7 September 2017, Oxford, UK)
Connectedness and organisational learning: The role of relationships in supporting headteacher professional development (2017-07-09)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric
In : British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Annual Conference (7-9 July 2017, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK)
Professional learning through networking: perceptions and practices amongst basic school headteachers in Ghana (2015-07)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric
In : British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Annual Conference (10-12 July 2015, Reading, UK)
School-based learning and development: revisiting professional development for headteachers in India (2014-11-17)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric and Wise, Christine
In : Exploring Leadership Learning and Theories in Asia (ELLTA) 2014 (17-19 November 2014, Penang, Malaysia)
Leadership development at scale to support policy: experiences from the TESS India project- a UKAID project (2014-07-11)
Wise, Christine; Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric; Anand, Kavita and Wheeler, Spokey
In : International Conference of British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (7-11 July 2014, Stratford-Upon-Avon)
Professional development spaces: an exploratory study of headteachers perspectives in Ghana (2014-06)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric
In : 3rd AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference (11-13 June 2014, Accra, Ghana)
Messengers or agents? The capacity of headteachers to influence educational policy change in Ghana. (2012-07-20)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric
In : Annual International Conference of British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (20-22 July 2012, Manchester)
Learning-centred leadership: practices and effects. (2012-07-10)
Addae-Kyeremeh, Eric
In : International Council on Education for Teaching conference (10-12 July 2012, Cape Coast. Ghana.)


Dr Hannah Marston and her book Mobile e-Health

Book published and Keynote presentations in 2018

2018 seems to be turning into a busy year for Dr Hannah R. Marston, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area (H&W PRA). Hannah has recently published Mobile e-Health with colleagues from Swansea University and the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; and Hannah will be a keynote presenter at two conferences this year.

10th January 2018
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