This project uses an innovative and dynamic form of performance as a research approach to respond to the increasingly public tensions between Chief Executives and Chairs of Governing bodies, which are often difficult to discuss or represent.
It sets out to gather their stories and perspectives to establish a unique body of research data that will provide evidence of the complex relationships involved in leading and governing UK Higher Education Institutions. The findings will be presented as a fictionalised and fully anonymised performance which will safeguard confidentiality. The performance provides an innovative way to disseminate the research findings and will engage Vice Chancellors and Chairs across the UK.
We are seeking both Vice Chancellors and Chairs of governing boards (not necessarily from the same university) who are willing to be interviewed in confidence. Interview data will be fictionalised and anonymised and you will be invited to review the script prior to performance. See our Ethical principles of procedure (PDF).
Please let us know if you might be willing to participate in this project. Participation would require two hours of your time during August, September or October. Please use the confidential project email address below, without obligation, to ask any questions and provide your name, role and contact details.
Telephone: +44 (0)207 487 7847