Dr. Saeeda Shah is a Reader in the School of Education, University of Leicester. Previously, she taught for many years in higher education in Pakistan, holding senior management posts. Before coming to the University of Leicester, she was Professor and Dean at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. She was awarded the Best University Teacher Millennium Award 2000 by the University Grants Commission, Pakistan. She is a Member of the College International Strategy Forum and Postgraduate Tutor PhD. She teaches on educational leadership and management programmes at Master's and Doctoral levels and supervises a number of doctoral students from the UK and overseas, both on the EdD and PhD. She holds many external positions including visiting Professor of Education at the University of Derby, fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Leadership and Policy in Schools (USA), Journal of Education (Switzerland), Journal of Education and Research (Pakistan) and of the editorial review board of Leadership and Policy Quarterly (US), plus many more. Her teaching interests range include educational leadership and management, leadership development, Islam and education, cross-cultural research, managing diversity/ethnicities and culture, gender and power issues. She also offers lectures/sessions for visiting international faculty members. She is a Principal Investigator for this British Council funded the three-year project (Dec 2014 to Dec 2017) in collaboration with Fatima Jinnah Women University (Pakistan), International Islamic University Islamabad (Pakistan) and Federal Teacher Training College Rawalpindi (Pakistan).