BA Hons, PGCE, MA, PhD
Head of Department for Education and Community Studies
Department of Education & Community Studies
Faculty of Education & Health
Dr Damien Page has worked in education since 2000. He began his career as a lecturer of English in further education and has been a manager in a number of contexts including humanities, finance and construction. In addition, Dr Page focused on the development of e-Learning, working as a consultant for the Learning and Skills Network, creating the Academy of e-Business and winning the JISC e-Learning Practitioner Award in 2005. Prior to joining the University of Greenwich he was Curriculum and Learning Manager for Linking London Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck, University of London, one of the largest lifelong learning networks in the country, forging links between further education colleges and universities.
Since joining the University of Greenwich in 2007, he has worked on a range of programmes including the PGCE Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, the MA in Education and the Doctorate in Education. He is currently Head of Department for Education and Community Studies, an interdisciplinary department that houses research and programmes in a range of areas including education studies, childhood studies, early years and youth and community. Since achieving his PhD in 2011, he has conducted research in a range of fields such as teacher misbehaviour, organisational masculinities in construction departments and performance management in schools. This work has resulted in publication in a number of internationally regarded journals such as the British Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Education Policy and the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Responsibilities within the university
- Head of Department for Education and Community Studies
- Teaches on the MA in Education and the Doctorate in Education
- Doctoral supervision.
- Member of central Academic Quality and Standards Committee
- Leadership development in the faculty
- Research mentor
- JISC e-Learning practitioner award, 2005
- Educational Management, Administration and Leadership journal article of the year, 2013
Member of British Education Studies Association, Society for Education Studies and British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society. Journal reviewer for International Journal of Educational Management; Power and Education; Journal of Vocational Education and Training; The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Educational Management Administration & Leadership
Dr Page’s research interest is primarily organisational behaviour within education contexts, especially schools and FE colleges. His PhD focused on first tier managers in further education and the strategies they employed to resist and cope with organisational change. Following this, his research has focused on teacher misbehaviour and regulation, the management of serious teacher misconduct, the performance management of teachers and organisational masculinities in further education.
Page, Damien (2013) Metaphors of faith and routine resistance: First Tier Managers in further education.
Page, Damien (2013) The recruitment and transition of construction lecturers in Further Education: The perspective of middle managers.
Page, Damien (2013) Desirable organisational masculinities: competition and entrepreneurialism in schools of construction in further education colleges.
Page, Damien (2013) Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England.
Page, Damien (2013) The abolition of the General Teaching Council for England and the future of teacher discipline.
Page, Damien (2011) I-deals in further education? A new approach to managerial job design.
Page, Damien (2011) From principled dissent to cognitive escape: managerial resistance in the English further education sector.
Page, Damien (2011) Fundamentalists, priests, martyrs and converts: a typology of first tier management in Further Education.
Page, Damien (2010) Power and resistance in further education: Findings from a study of first-tier managers.
Recent conference presentations
Page, Damien (2014) Recruitment and transition of construction lecturers in Further Education: The perspective of middle managers.
Page, Damien (2013) Managing masculinities: heads of construction in Further Education.
Page, Damien (2013) Professional exclusion: The messy reality of teacher misbehaviour.
Page, Damien (2012) Management faith and resistance in further education: the case of first tier managers.
Page, Damien (2012) Managing the transition from construction to the classroom: the implications for teaching and learning.
Page, Damien (2012) The bad apples? teacher misbehaviour and discipline.
Page, Damien (2010) Routine resistance and the absence of trust: first tier managers in Further Education.