David Frost

Dr David Frost


David joined the Wolfson Fellowship in 2000 and, having served as Tutor for part-time students, is now an Emeritus Fellow. He is a Senior Lecturer in Education (retired) and founding Trustee of the HertsCam Network.

David Frost

David served as a teacher in the UK state system in the 1970s and 80s before joining the university sector as a teacher educator in 1986. His doctoral study focused on the development of programmes to enable teachers to lead change in their schools. In 1996 he joined the Faculty of Education at Cambridge where he was able to continue his interest in teacher leadership. He was one of the founders of the Leadership for Learning group at the Faculty of Education. By building partnerships with a local education authority, schools and teachers, David was able to develop the HertsCam Network, which subsequently became an independent, teacher-led organisation. It is now a registered charity which continues to support school and teacher development.

In 2008, David and colleagues in HertsCam launched the International Teacher Leadership initiative which has helped to establish support for teacher leadership in many countries including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Portugal and many more. Teacher leadership remains David’s main research interest and has led to numerous publications and collaborations around the world.