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Bob Bates

Jim McGrath has worked in both the private and public sectors as a senior manager. He was Senior Lecturer for the MA Professional Development at the City of Birmingham University. For his doctoral thesis he researched the ‘Exercise of Management and Leadership’. He is also the co-author of three books including Your Education Leadership Handbook,  published by Pearson.


Dr. Bob Bates worked in the Civil Service for many years as a senior manager before becoming a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University in 1997. Throughout his career he has worked extensively with SMEs specialising in staff and management development.