Professor in Educational Leadership & Curriculum
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
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Research higher degree supervision - professional development of school leaders; sustaining school culture; future school leadership and Generation Y Coordinate and teach postgraduate leadership units (Graduate Certificate, Masters)
Neil is Professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum. He is also an Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland and has been Adjunct Professor, Department of Education, Unitec Institute, New Zealand. Prior to coming to the University of Tasmania, Neil was an Associate Professor in the School of Education, The University of Queensland. Before joining the university sector, he held various positions in the Queensland Department of Education at regional and central office. He has been a Senior Research & Evaluation Officer, Senior Review Officer and Coordinator of a School Support Centre and has taught science (Head of Department) and mathematics in secondary schools.
Neil researches, consults and lectures in the area of leadership, management and change. His interests include educational, school leadership, the principalship, change, aspiring leaders, future leaders, middle-level leaders, preparing future leaders, ethical dilemmas faced by leaders.
His expertise in the educational leadership and management area has been acknowledged through invitations to present conference key-note addresses, to guest edit leadership journals and act as course moderator and program review member for leadership post-graduate programs.
Neil is Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (1996), Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (2002), Fellow of the Queensland Institute for Educational Administration (2001) and he received the Nganakarrawa Award from ACEL in 2009. In 2007 he received an Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Educational Administration and in 2002, a Best Conference Paper, Public Sector Management Stream award at the ANZAM/IFSAM World Congress.
He has been a member of the Teachers Registration Board (TRB), Tasmania (2010-2013) and is Chair of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA).
ARC – Linkage: Prof Ian Hay, A/Prof Kim Beswick, Prof Neil Cranston, Prof Jane Watson, Dr Jeanne Allen (all University of Tasmania) – with partner Department of Education (Tasmania) – Student Retention Beyond the Compulsory Years in Rural, Regional and Disadvantaged Communities – [2011-2013]
ARC – Linkage: Prof Alan Reid (University of South Australia), Prof Neil Cranston (University of Tasmania), Prof Bill Mulford University of Tasmania), Prof Jack Keating (University of Melbourne) – with partners Australian Government Primary Principals Association & Foundation for Young Australians – Education Investment in Australian Schooling: Serving Public Purposes [2007-2009]
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Education
25 February, 2013