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Dr Mary Mihovilovic

Programme Lead - Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Education

Dr Mary Mihovilovic

About Research

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Mary Mihovilović is Associate Professor and Programme Lead for the postgraduate taught programmes in Education. These include the MA Education (Leading Innovation and Change, Pedagogy, Inclusive Practice, Coaching and Mentoring, Inclusive Practice, Physical Education and Religious Education pathways); MA Catholic School Leadership: MA Education, Culture and Society: MA International Development and Social Justice ; National SENCo Award; PGCert Coaching and Mentoring. She teaches on the MA Education: LIAC, Pedagogy and Religious Education pathways and the EdD, Professional Doctorate. She also supervises EdD and PhD students.

Mary is an experienced teacher of Religious Education and Classical Studies having taught in diverse inner city and suburban secondary schools and held senior leadership positions for 20 years, including 12 years in secondary headship. She has also worked as a Diocesan Inspector and educational consultant. She has had extensive involvement in the Third Sector as Trustee and in various leadership roles. She is currently a Foundation Director of a Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust and serves on other diocesan committees and boards.

Mary joined St Mary’s University in 2009.

Areas of Scholarly Interest:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Catholic Education
  • Practitioner Research
  • Women in the Catholic Church
  • Holocaust Education


Research profile

Mary’s doctoral research was in the experience of Catholic teachers in secular schools and she has subsequently researched the experience of teachers who are not Catholic in Catholic schools.

Mary is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Bachelor of Humanities (Hons) in Religious Studies and Classical Studies, PGCE (Secondary Religious Education), Masters’ degrees in Educational Leadership and Christian Spirituality and a Doctorate in Education.

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