Research & Devlopement

Dr Catherine Lee is Deputy Dean for Education at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough. She is a mentor on the Courageous Leaders programme and her research interests are LGBT teachers and authentic leadership.

Below are links to some of Catherine’s publications that have featured or been referenced as part of the Courageous Leaders programme.  

Books and Journal Articles  

Lee, Catherine (2017) Heteronormativity in a Rural School Community: An Autoethnography. Sense . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Boston (USA), and Taipei (Taiwan),. ISBN 978-9463-00934-8  

Lee, Catherine (2019) ‘I’m a proud Lesbian, but I’m wary at Work’: How do LGBT+ Teachers Experience UK Rural School Communities? Gender and Education. ISSN 1360-0516 (Accepted)  

Lee, Catherine (2019) Fifteen Years on: The Legacy of Section 28 for LGBT+ teachers in English Schools. Sex Education. ISSN 1472-0825  

Lee, Catherine (2018) Capturing the Personal through the Lens of the Professional. Methodological Innovations. ISSN 2059-7991 (Accepted)   

Lee, Catherine (2018) Culture, Consent and Confidentiality in Workplace Autoethnography. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 7 (3). pp. 302-319. ISSN 2046-6749  

Lee, Catherine (2019) Courageous Leaders: Promoting and Supporting Diversity in School Leadership Development Management in Education. manuscript ID MIE-19-019 (under review).


Catherine and Jane Robinson (the founder of Courageous Leaders) have presented research featuring the Courageous Leaders programme at National Conferences. Below are links to some of their presentations:

British Educational Research Association Conference

LGBT Ed Conference 

Further links to research about LGBT teachers and Leadership.

Moreau, Marie-Pierre. Teachers, Gender and the Feminisation Debate. London: Routledge, 2019.

Courtney, Steven J. "Inadvertently queer school leadership amongst lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) school leaders." Organization 21, no. 3 (2014): 383-399.

Holly Henderson (2017) Silence, obligation and fear in the possible selves of UK LGBT-identified teachers, Gender and Education
DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2017.1354125

Colgan, Fiona, and Nick Rumens, eds. Sexual orientation at work: Contemporary issues and perspectives. Routledge, 2014. 

Watson, Lemuel W., and Joshua Moon Johnson, eds. Authentic leadership: An engaged discussion of LGBTQ work as culturally relevant. IAP, 2013.

Jourian, T. J. "Trans* forming authentic leadership: A conceptual framework." (2014).

Studying LGBT issues in Education 

If you are interested in studying LGBT issues in Education, either as part of a Masters Degree or Professional Doctorate, do contact Catherine at

Or click on the links below for further information:


Professional Doctorate (EdD)