Institute of Education


London Centre for Leadership in Learning

The UK’s largest Higher Education centre for research, development and teaching in educational leadership, innovation and impact.

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Interim Director: Dr Trevor Male

The London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) is the UK’s largest Higher Education centre for educational leadership with a strong, and growing, international presence. We are based within the Department for Learning and Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and offer expertise across a range of leadership fields.

Our research generates leading-edge evidence and theory which then informs our teaching, consultancy and partnership work with educational organisations and leaders in London and beyond.  We hope you will want to engage with LCLL, whether as a partner, a student or a member.

Partnership, public engagement and impact

We have a strong commitment to partnership, public engagement and impact in all that we do and we are pleased to lead IOE-wide initiatives in this area such as the IOE Research and Development Network.


  • Develop criticality: build evidence-based, theory-informed and innovative approaches to policy and practice.
  • Deepen learning: broaden perspectives and forge connections between theory, policy and practice.
  • Nurture collaboration: encourage shared thinking within and between communities of learners.
  • Activate knowledge: develop and mobilise knowledge and understanding within organisations and systems.
  • Enhance equity: promote understanding about, and action around, equity and social justice.
Our staff
Masters degrees in Educational Leadership
Research themes
Graduate Research
Leadership Development programmes
National Professional Qualifications
Bespoke Leadership Development
Global reach
Leadership Networking Opportunities

Forthcoming events

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