Robin Brooke-Smith Ph.D.
|Creative Consulting Group|
SY3 8HU, United Kingdom
About Robin Brooke-Smith
Robin Brooke-Smith - Professional Summary: [ Not Updated Yet ]
Robin is a writer. He has also held the distinguished senior posts of Principal of the University of Toronto Schools (2001-04) and Principal of Edwardes College, Peshawar, Pakistan (1995-2000). He is curerently Holgate Distinguished Fellow at Grey College, Durham University. Most recently he was Director of Consultancy Services at the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth at the University of Warwick (2005-07). He taught at Shrewsbury School (1986-95), and was Assistant Director of the British Council in Tanzania (1978- 80). He is currently an author and International Educational Consultant and Hon. Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He has led expert teams at the European Commission in Brussels and worldwide. He has published extensively on school leadership and his book Leading Learners, Leading Schools (RoutledgeFalmer, London and New York, 2003) has received international recognition. He authored The Scramble for Africa, McMillan, a significant contribution to historical scholarship.
FORTHCOMING: Storm Warning: Riding the Crosswinds in the Afghan-Pakistan Borderlands
Storm Warning speaks to people who have read the headlines, seen the news and are perpelxed. You have heard of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. News of terror, suicide bombings and war has disturbed you. The Peepul Tree takes you into the strange and wonderful world of Peshawar and the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks. In the Storm Warning you will meet the characters, feel the tensions, and experience a strange adventure. Ten years after the 9/11 terror attacks, maybe it is time for the world to pause and reflect. Perhaps we need to stop and once again learn what and how to feel. For more information visit Cross Winds,
Robin Brooke-Smith - Professional Experience: [ Not Updated Yet ]
Date: 2005 - 07
Position: Head of Consultancy Services at University of Warwick (National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth)
Description: Create and Lead team of consultants as a business within the university working with Central Govt, International Bodies, Inspectors, Local Authorities and Schools to deliver Gifted and Talented programme. Responsible for Roll-out of DFES Quality Standards
Date: 2001 - 2004
Position: Principal of University of Toronto Schools / Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT)
Description: Principal of major division of University of Toronto and manager of linked Education Programs with OISE/UT
• Provided educational leadership to deliver the aims of the school and OISE/UT
• Supervised 60 academic staff and a large business and administrative office.
• Responsible for an operating budget of $8 million and capital fund of $26 million
• Reported within the University of Toronto to Dean, Provost and President
• Establish partnerships with overseas universities
Position: Principal of Edwardes College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Description: Edwardes College is a leading institution as part of the University of Peshawar with 2000 students and 200 staff. Education is provided up to first degree level.
• Provision of educational leadership and management to deliver the aims of the college
• Financial management, planning, and policy development (budget of £4.75m)
• Secretary to Board and Finance Committee. (Governor of NWFP was Board Chair. Members: e.g. Education Minister, Finance Secretary and Vice Chancellor)
• Introduced and monitored girls' classes and advised Governor on education matters.
Position: Head of Department at Backwell School and Shrewsbury School, UK
Description: Teaching and middle management
Position: Assistant Director (Tanzania),The British Council
Description: Management and delivery of Technical Cooperation Training Aid. Over 300 scholarships per year focused on support to SME, Education, and Public Sector organizations. Supervision of Higher Education links. In-country seminars, multi-lateral projects and countrywide evaluations. Liaison with government.
Robin Brooke-Smith - Education: [ Not Updated Yet ]
1997 - 2001: University of Birmingham, PhD - International Education Management and School Improvement in Pakistan (Thesis: Educational Leadership, Professional Development, and Organizational Development in NW Pakistan) Awarded George Cadbury Prize for Studies in Education for best PhD Thesis
1975 -1976: University of Bristol MSc - Political Science (Education and Development in Africa)
1972 -1973: University of Bristol Postgraduate Certificate in Education
1966 - 1069: University of Durham BA (Honours) Modern History and Economics
Robin Brooke-Smith - Interests: [ Not Updated Yet ]
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