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Title: Actor-directors : the working lives of prison governors
Author: Faulkner, Hilary Mary
ISNI:       0000 0004 2702 204X
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2011
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Prison Governors are both actors and directors within the Prison Service. They fulfil key roles at the boundaries of individual prisons and the wider contexts: organisational, social and political, within which prisons function. In this thesis I study aspects of the working lives of nine Governing Governors of public sector prisons in England and Wales from a performative, role-playing perspective. In addition to this I utilise two recently developed models to provide frameworks for examining two key areas of Governors’ roles: those of leadership and of well-being. I use literary collage and imaginative writing to present and interpret interview material together with self interviews and reflection on my experiences as a Ph.D. researcher, enabling me to show how my research developed and how I have developed as a researcher. In concluding my thesis I make a number of recommendations in the areas of leadership learning, well-being, further research and research methodology.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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