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First Name
Last Name
University of Manchester
Website URL
Intellectual histories, Education policy,
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Personal Info

About Me

I hold the chair in Education Policy at the University of Manchester, UK. My historical work is in undertaking intellectual histories, with a specific focus on education policy and leadership. I have both written intellectual histories of knowledge production and the relationship between the state, public policy and knowledge, and I have developed this approach methodologically.

I have two webpages. One is at the University:

The second is a personal one that provides more detail:

Recent Publications

I have published twenty books and over 100 articles. The most recent book on intellectual histories is:

Gunter, H.M. (2016) An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research. London: Bloomsbury Press.

My work on political sociology and education policy is historical in approach, and the most recent book is:

Gunter, H.M. (2018) The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues. Bristol: Policy Press.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Higher Ed, Politics