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Professor of Inclusive Education, Deputy Dean for Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Catherine Lee is Professor of Inclusive Education and Leadership and Deputy Dean for Education at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. She is a National Teaching Fellow and in 2019 appeared on the UK Pride Power List for her research into LGBT teachers. Catherine's research interests include LGBT inclusion, heteronormativity and homophobia in schools and teacher identity and well-being.

She has published a monograph and a number of peer-reviewed publications about the experiences of LGBT teachers and LGBT aspiring leaders. Her research has featured in the national and international press and she has advised the DfE on LGBT equality and diversity. Catherine’s research has also featured on BBC Panorama.

Catherine was a school teacher for more than twenty years and has written extensively about the experiences of LGBT teachers in UK schools. Catherine is one of the founder members of Courageous Leaders, the UK's only LGBT Leadership development course for teachers. She is also a mentor to LGBT teachers aspiring to positions of school leadership and a passionate advocate of authentic leadership.


  • –present
    Deputy Dean, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2013 
    UCL Institute of Education, PhD


UK Pride Power List 2019