Dr. Linda Rush

Senior Vice President - Institute for Teacher Learning and Leadership (TELLAL)

Dr. Linda Rush joined GEMS Education in September 2014 and is currently Senior Vice President of the Institute for Teacher Learning and Leadership for All (TELLAL). TELLAL is a dual provider (Arabic and English) in its own right of internationally accredited and qualifying teacher education and leadership development. In collaboration with a number of world-class educational organisations, it supports the incubating and nurturing of new ideas around learning and teaching. Previous to joining GEMS, Dr. Linda was the Director of Professional Learning and Head of Initial Teacher Education at University of Manchester.

As an educator, educational consultant and researcher Dr. Linda has worked with a wide range of learners including: teachers in schools; dentists; doctors; clinical consultants; lawyers; academics across all disciplines in four universities; and those working in university administration. She was the youngest head teacher in England at the time of her appointment and was appointed Teacher Fellow at two universities and a nominee for UK National Teaching Fellow in recognition of her excellence in teaching. As a researcher she has presented at numerous international conferences and has 12 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Other research outputs include book chapters and funded research projects. Dr. Linda has been a keynote speaker at the prestigious British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference. In recognition of her knowledge and expertise in the area of ‘partnership learning’ she was also funded to lead on the design and delivery of the equally prestigious Society For Educational Seminar Series (2013) entitled: Experimentation or fragmentation: the future of teacher education? Dr Linda has worked on the Editorial Advisory Board for Teaching Public Administration Journal (SAGE) and has also been an External Reviewer for a number of universities.

Dr. Linda has a PhD and Masters from the University of Liverpool, UK. She has been awarded status of Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Currently, she is reflecting on partnership practices in the context of public and private educational organisations in more cosmopolitan and competitive contexts seeking to make the unconventional conventional.