Richard Niesche

Deputy Head of School (Research)
Senior Lecturer

Richard Niesche is Deputy Head of School (Research) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has worked as a teacher in both NSW and QLD. His research interests include educational leadership, the principalship and social justice. His particular research focus is to use critical perspectives in educational leadership to examine the work of school principals in disadvantaged schools and how they can work towards achieving more socially just outcomes. He has published his research in a range of peer-reviewed journals and is the author of a number of books including Foucault and Educational leadership: Disciplining the Principal (Routledge, 2011), Deconstructing Educational Leadership: Derrida and Lyotard (Routledge, 2013), and Leadership, Ethics and Schooling for Social Justice (co-authored with Professor Amanda Keddie, Routledge, 2016). He is the founding co-editor of the ‘Educational Leadership Theory’ book series with Springer. His latest book is Social, Critical and Political Theories for Educational Leadership (2019, Springer).

Publications

Books
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Niesche R; Gowlett C, 2019, Social, Critical and Political Theories for Educational Leadership, Springer, Singapore,
2019
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2015, Leadership, Ethics and Schooling for Social Justice, Routledge, London and New York,
2015
Eacott S; Niesche R, (eds.), 2013, Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves, Untested Ideas Research Centre, Niagara Falls
2013
Niesche R, 2013, Deconstructing Educational Leadership: Derrida and Lyotard, Routledge,
2013
Jorgensen R; Sullivan P; Grootenboer P; Niesche R; Lerman S; Boaler J, 2011, Maths in the Kimberley: Reforming Mathematics Education in Remote Indigenous Communities, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University
2011
Niesche R, 2011, Foucault and Educational Leadership: Disciplining the Principal, ROUTLEDGE,
2011
Book Chapters
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Niesche R, 2018, 'School and principal autonomy: Resisting, not manufacturing, the neoliberal subject', in Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Eacott S (ed.), Challenges for public education: Reconceptualising educational leadership, policy and social justice as resources for hope, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 31 - 43,
2018
Niesche R, 2018, 'School and principal autonomy: Resisting, not manufacturing, the neoliberal subject', in Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Eacott S (ed.), , Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 31 - 43
2018
Gowlett C; Niesche R, 2017, 'Learner diversity and school practices', in Gobby B; Walker R (ed.), Powers of Curriculum: Sociological perspectives on Education, Oxford University Press, Melbourne Victoria, pp. 353 - 372,
2017
Niesche R; Thomson P, 2017, 'Freedom to what ends?-School autonomy in neoliberal times', in Waite D; Bogotch I (ed.), The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership, Wiley Blackwell, New Jersey, pp. 193 - 206,
2017
Keddie A; Niesche R, 2017, 'The role of ethical practices in pursuing socially just leadership', in Educational Leadership as a Culturally-Constructed Practice: New Directions and Possibilities, pp. 40 - 53,
2017
Burckhardt R; Blaszczynski A, 2017, 'Gambling', in Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World, pp. 166 - 175,
2017
Burckhardt R; Blaszczynski A, 2017, 'Gambling', in Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World, pp. 166 - 175,
2017
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Advocacy, truth-telling and counter-conduct as practices of socially just leadership at Ridgeway', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 89 - 104,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Advocacy, truth-telling and counter-conduct as practices of socially just leadership in the Clementine-led alliance', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 127 - 146,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Leadership, Ethics and Schooling for Social Justice Introduction', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1 - 11,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Contexts of educational leadership and social justice', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 13 - 49,
2016
Niesche R, 2016, 'Perpetuating Inequality in Education: Valuing Purpose over Process in Educational Leadership', in Normore A; Brooks J (ed.), Advances in Educational Administration, Emerald, pp. 235 - 252,
2016
Niesche R, 2016, 'Foucault and educational administration', in Peters M (ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1 - 5,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Theoretical tools', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 51 - 68,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'The Clementine-led alliance Articulating a telos of social justice', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 105 - 125,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'tLeadership, ethics and schooling for social justice Conclusion', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 147 - 158,
2016
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2016, 'Ridgeway State High School Articulating a telos of social justice', in LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND SCHOOLING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 69 - 87,
2016
Niesche R; Mills M, 2013, 'Creating 'temperamental artistes': A longitudinal study of leadership capacity building in disadvantaged schools', in Eacott S; Niesche R (ed.), Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves, Untested Ideas Research Centre, New York, pp. 143 - 164
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Combating role discontinuity for principals of remote indigenous schools', in Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Students: Evidence-based Practice, pp. 61 - 74,
2013
Jorgensen R; Grootenboer P; Niesche R, 2013, 'Teachers' beliefs and practices in teaching mathematics in remote Aboriginal schools', in Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Students: Evidence-based Practice, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 75 - 88,
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Combating role discontinuity for principals of remote Indigenous schools', in Jorgensen R; Sullivan P (ed.), Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Students: Evidence-Based Practice, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 61 - 74,
2013
Eacott S; Niesche R, 2013, 'Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves', in Eacott S (ed.), Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves, Untested Ideas Research Centre, New York, pp. 1 - 11
2013
Niesche R, 2011, 'Disciplinary regimes under self-governance', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 64 - +,
2011
Niesche R, 2011, 'A Foucauldian toolbox for educational leadership', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 17 - +,
2011
Niesche R, 2011, 'Discourses of educational leadership', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 41 - +,
2011
Niesche R, 2011, 'Foucault and Educational Leadership Disciplining the principal Introduction', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1 - +,
2011
Niesche R, 2011, 'Leading and managing as ethical work', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 104 - 135,
2011
Niesche R, 2011, ''Doing' leadership differently', in FOUCAULT AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: DISCIPLINING THE PRINCIPAL, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 136 - 139,
2011
Niesche R, 2005, 'Disengaging leadership: educational administration and management as a field of scientific knowledge', in Yamanashi J (ed.), Researching Identity, Diversity & Education: Surpassing the Norm, Post Pressed, Teneriffe, pp. 20 - 35
2005
Journal articles
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Gobby B; Niesche R, 2019, 'Community empowerment? School autonomy, school boards and depoliticising governance', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 565 - 582,
2019
Gobby B; Niesche R, 2019, 'Community empowerment? School autonomy, school boards and depoliticising governance', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 46, pp. 565 - 582,
2019
Niesche R, 2018, 'Foucault and School Leadership Research: Bridging Theory and Method', BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol. 66, pp. 418 - 420,
2018
Kabgani S; Niesche R; Gulson KN, 2018, 'Psycho-politicising educational subjectivity: A posthumanist consideration of Rancière and Lacan', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 50, pp. 1259 - 1270,
2018
Niesche R, 2018, 'Foucault and School Leadership Research: Bridging Theory and Method', BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol. 66, pp. 418 - 420,
2018
Niesche R, 2017, 'Critical perspectives in educational leadership: A new 'theory turn'?', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 50,
2017
Niesche R; Gowlett C, 2015, 'Advocating a Post-structuralist Politics for Educational Leadership', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 372 - 386,
2015
Niesche R, 2015, 'Guest Editorial', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 113 - 117,
2015
Niesche R, 2015, 'Governmentality and My School: School Principals in Societies of Control', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 133 - 145,
2015
Niesche R, 2015, 'What use is Foucault in education today?', Journal of Educational Administration and History,
2015
Niesche R, 2015, 'Guest Editorial', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 113 - 117,
2015
Mills M; Niesche R, 2014, 'School reform and the emotional demands of principals: Lorna's story', School Leadership and Management, vol. 34, pp. 120 - 135,
2014
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2014, 'Issues of Indigenous representation: White advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership', International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, vol. 27, pp. 509 - 526,
2014
Niesche R; Mills M, 2013, 'Creating ‘temperamental artistes’: A longitudinal study of leadership capacity building in disadvantaged schools', Leadership and Policy Quarterly, vol. 2, pp. 181 - 197,
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Foucault, counter-conduct and school leadership as a form of political subjectivity', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 45, pp. 144 - 158,
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Guest Editorial', Educational Philosophy and Theory,
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Politicizing articulation: Applying Lyotard's work to the use of standards in educational leadership', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 16, pp. 220 - 233,
2013
Niesche R, 2013, 'Deploying educational leadership as a form of governmentality', Discourse,
2013
Keddie A; Niesche R, 2012, 'Productive engagements with student difference: Supporting equity through cultural recognition', British Educational Research Journal, vol. 38, pp. 333 - 348,
2012
Niesche R; Haase M, 2012, 'Emotions and Ethics: A Foucauldian framework for becoming an ethical educator', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 44, pp. 276 - 288,
2012
Keddie A; Niesche R, 2012, ''It's almost like a White school now': Racialised complexities, Indigenous representation and school leadership', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 53, pp. 169 - 182,
2012
Niesche R, 2012, 'Heads on the block', DISCOURSE-STUDIES IN THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF EDUCATION, vol. 33, pp. 457 - 464,
2012
Jorgensen R; Niesche R, 2011, 'Curriculum leadership in remote Indigenous communities', Leading and Managing, vol. 17, pp. 45 - 58
2011
Niesche R; Keddie A, 2011, 'Foregrounding issues of equity and diversity in educational leadership', School Leadership and Management, vol. 31, pp. 65 - 77,
2011
Jorgensen Zevenbergen R; Grootenboer P; Niesche R; Lerman S, 2010, 'Challenges for teacher education: The mismatch between beliefs and practice in remote Indigenous contexts', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 38, pp. 161 - 175,
2010
Niesche R; Jorgensen R, 2010, 'Curriculum reform in remote areas: The need for productive leadership', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 48, pp. 102 - 117,
2010
Niesche R, 2010, 'Discipline through documentation: A form of governmentality for school principals', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 13, pp. 249 - 263,
2010
Jorgensen R; Walsh L; Niesche R, 2009, 'Reforming schools: A case study of New Basics in a primary school', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 12, pp. 115 - 133,
2009
Jorgensen R; Niesche R, 2008, 'Equity, mathematics and classroom practice: developing rich mathematical experiences for disadvantaged students', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, vol. 13, pp. 21 - 27
2008
Niesche R, 2008, 'Leadership gender & culture in education. Male and female perspectives', AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER, vol. 35, pp. 147 - 148,
2008