Rory  McDowall Clark Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Rory McDowall Clark

Rory McDowall Clark is an independent researcher and author. For almost two decades she was Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Early Childhood at University of Worcester, UK. She trained as a nursery and primary teacher but has taught across the full range of school provision as well posts in community development and youth work and in consultancy roles for local authorities. Her doctoral research concerned non-positional leadership amongst early years graduates.


Rory is a member of the national executive of TACTYC, the association for professional development in early years.

Other publications include:
Childhood in Society (3rd edition, Sage Publications 2017)
Reconceptualising Leadership in Early Childhood (with Janet Murray, Open University Press, 2012)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Research interests:
    Sociocultural perspectives of childhood
    Early Years leadership


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