I have been working for the OU for 10 years and during this time have held a variety of roles, my most recent of these as Lecturer in Social Policy in The Facuty of Social Sciences. I moved to The Faculty of Business and Law in 2015 to take up a post as Lecturer in Public Policy and Management. I chair the final module in the MBA and am on the course teams for B123, Management Practice and part of the production team for the new level two course - B207.
I began my career working in The City of London for a commodity trading information firm based on Fleet Street London. From there I trained in teaching and set up a consultancy specialising in training and development.
I moved into HE with a position in teacher training (further education and training) and joined the OU as Educational Developer for tutors in 2005.
I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and on The Council of BELMAS (The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (https://www.belmas.org.uk/). I a am Editor of the Sage Journal Management in Education (MiE) and also edit the Belmas Blog.
You can find my column on The Conversation at :Public Spectre : Power and Politics in the Public Sector
My Twitter tag is : @drjacquebaxter
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My research interests lie in the area of public service policy and management and I am currently investigating the governance arrangements of four services: fire; police; health and education. My most recent publication is a book for Policy Press: School Governing; Policy, politics and practices, published in March 2016.. I am currently finalising an edited collection for Springer. This includes contributions from 10 European Countries on the role of the inspector in public policy implementation.
I am also in receipt of a Leverhulme grant to investigate democratic strategy formulation in Multi Academy Trust schools in England.
Another area of focus for me is that of public service volunteer identities and I am collaborating with researchers in Caneda and Australia who are looking at the ways in which members of the public are being increasingly professionalised within voluntary roles in the public services.
I am interested in supervising post grad studies in the areas of:public service policy,democratic citizenship in public service governance and trust in accountablity and governance.
Some of my recent publications are listed below, others you can find on The Open University ORO system.
Recent Book Chapters
Baxter, J., Lawn, M., Segerholm, C., & Grek, S. Inspection and the local. In S. Grek & J. Lindengren (Eds.), Governing by inspection: embodied regulation. London: Routledge.
Baxter, J., Rönnberg, L.,. Inspection in the Media. In S. Grek & J. Lindengren (Eds.), Governing by Inspection: Embodied Regulation. London: Routledge
Baxter, J., & Segerholm, C. Shifting Frameworks: shifting Criteria. In S. Grek & J. Lindgren (Eds.), Governing by Inspection: embodied regulation ,London,Routledge
1. Plugging the gaps or starting from scratch? Professional learning and online identities in Higher education: the case of the part time lecturer (under review British Journal of Educational Technology)
2. Baxter, J (2015) Faire sens de la gouvernance des écoles en Angleterre : sources d'information et défis. Recherches et Formation (in press)
3. Baxter,J. (2015) School Governor Regulation in England’s Changing Education Landscape. Educational Management Administration & Leadership (in Press)
4. Baxter, J., & Clarke, J. (2014). Knowledge, Authority and Judgement: The Changing Practices of School Inspection in England. Sisyphus Journal of Education 2(1).
5. Baxter.J. & Haycock, J. (2014). Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice. International Review of Open and Distance Learning, 15(1).
6. Baxter, J. (2014a). An independent inspectorate? Addressing the paradoxes of educational inspection in 2013. School Leadership and Management http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tY4sKEuNn6NBQAggrGkM/full.
7. Baxter, J., & Clarke, J. (2013). Farewell to the Tickbox Inspector ?Ofsted and the changing regime of school inspection in England. Oxford Review of Education 39(5), 702-718.
8. Baxter, J., & Wise, C. (2013). Federation governing: translation or transformation ? Management in Education: special issue Governing and Governance 27(3), 106-111.
9. Baxter, J. A. (2013a). Professional inspector or inspecting professional? Teachers as inspectors in a new regulatory regime for education in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(4), 467-485.
10. Ozga, J., Baxter, J., Clarke, J., Grek, S., & Lawn, M. (2013). The Politics of Educational Change: Governance and School Inspection in England and Scotland Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(2), 37-55.
11. Baxter (2012) Who am I and What Keeps Me Going? Profiling the distance learning student in higher education International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning : Volume 13, No.4: 107-129: online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1283
12. Baxter (2012) The Impact of Professional Learning on the Online Teaching Identities of Higher Education Lecturers. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Volume 11: online at: http://www.eurodl.org/?article=527
13. Baxter, J. (2011a). An investigation into the role of professional learning on the online teaching identities of Higher Education Lecturers Doctorate in Education The Open University UK, Milton Keynes.Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/33928/ 14. Baxter, J. (2010) Bien dans Sa Peau; the role of professional learning in the development of online teaching identities of part time HE Lecturers. Paper presented at the 2010 Academic Identities for the 21st Century Conference. ISBN 978-0-947649-72-72
I am currently Chair of D839- Making a difference: the management initiative- the final module on the MBA.
I am also a member of the course team for BB847-Management beyond the main stream - an elective module within the MBA programme, and B123- Management Practice , and am involved in production of a module to replace B207-Business Functions in Context.
I have published widely on the subject of distance education and online learning, and am interested in how online learning impacts on the identitites of online teachers and learners.
I was formerly Director of the BA Hons in Social Policy and Criminology, Deputy Chair of the Social Sciences Programme Committee and Chair of DD305- Social Policy and Personal lives.
I am currently puttting together an edited collection of action research work on teaching online in HE and am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and a Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management.
You can read my blog at: http://jacquelinebaxter.net/
Or follow me on twitter @drjacquebaxter
Shortlisted for CIPR Outstanding Educational Commentary Award 2014 : http://www.cipr.co.uk/sites/default/files/Shortlisted%20Entrants%20Education%20Journalism%20Awards%202014.pdf
Education Column: The Spectre: policy and politics in the public Sector.www.theconversation.com
Education Column: Ruling the School – Politics, policy and power in education: www.theconversation.com
Governing by inspection : http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/governing-by-inspection/
Editor -Management in Education :http://mie.sagepub.com/
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