Stephen Whitehead | Internationally recognised author, consultant and researcher
Welcome to the home of Dr. Stephen M. Whitehead, an internationally recognised author, consultant and researcher on gender, sexuality, identity, management and relationships, providing individualised consultancy services to school leaders and managers across Asia. Contributing writer to Educational Digest International (EDDi).
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International Schooling: The Teacher’s Guide

Published November 2020:

A practical, easy-to-access, comprehensive guide into one of the biggest, and most exciting, career transitions and life adventures many teachers ever make. 


  • What international schooling is, why it exists and what makes these schools different
  • How to secure employment (and promotion)
  • Contracts, regulations, and qualification requirements
  • The skills you need to teach internationally
  • Third culture kids, global citizenship, EAL, safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • Culture shock, surviving culture shock, and managing uncertainty for you and your family.
  • What to expect, what to avoid and how best to embrace the international adventure

Toxic Masculinity: Curing the Virus – making men smarter, healthier, safer

 Second Edition published April 2021

The definitive book on one of the most hotly contested and debated terms of the early 21st century – toxic masculinity. 

Asks and answers these questions:

  • What is toxic masculinity?
  • What type of men have TM and what types don’t?
  • What does it mean to have toxic masculinity?
  • What other main masculinities are there?
  • Why is toxic masculinity damaging to men?
  • How does one catch toxic masculinity?
  • How can one erase toxic masculinity?
  • What is progressive masculinity?
  • What is collapsed masculinity?
  • Where are gender relations heading?

Welcome to the home of Dr. Stephen M. Whitehead

Author, Researcher and Consultant on gender, identity, management and education.

Lead WriterEducational Digest International

Specialist Trainer in Total Inclusivity for Schools, Colleges and Universities:

For more information on Total Inclusivity online workshops and training, contact me direct


Educational Digest International - for the latest research on international education


Management Consultant for International Schools Across Asia


Internationally renown writer on identity, gender, relationships, education and management.


Sociologist and Professor of Gender Studies (UK and Taiwan), exploring the changing social dynamics in Asia and beyond, especially soft power, globalisation, education, gender, identity and sexuality.

Individual Professional Development Coaching and Guidance

The world of international education is changing rapidly, especially in Asia. The rapid growth of international schools brings both opportunities and challenges, especially for the school leaders and managers. I provide a comprehensive and cost-effective consultancy service ranging from initial teacher training (e.g. PGCEi) to advanced management/leadership development and individual mentoring.

Major Publications

Stephen is the author of thirteen books and numerous academic journal articles. His books have been translated into 17 languages and received global recognition.

Researcher in Gender and Identity

Do you have a nomadic, hybridic identity? To what degree is sexuality biological? What does it mean to be a woman or man in the 21st Century? What is Professional Identity and how is globalisation changing this? Are we now at the Time of Women? Why is marriage going out of fashion? What are the social trends in Asia and the Middle East?

Contact me to discuss and find out more about these and similar major questions in the age of globalisation.

Latest News

The Persyou Podcast (July 2020)

‘The Asian Century is Underway”

Listen to my thoughts on the new East-West paradigm and its implications for Western education, especially private schools in the UK



EDDi Article (May 2020) reaches over 6000 views!

The Future of International Education: Will All International Schools Survive?

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