Profiles

Neil Cranston

UTAS Home Prof Neil Cranston

Neil Cranston

Adjunct Professor

Room 403, Hytten Hall, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7404 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2569 (fax)

Neil.Cranston@utas.edu.au

Achievements

Dr Neil Cranston was appointed as Professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania in 2009 and is now an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty. He is also Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland. Neil has also been Adjunct Professor, Department of Education, Unitec Institute, New Zealand.

Professor Cranston was Chair of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority from 2013-2015 and member of the Teachers Registration Board (Tasmania) from 2010-2013. Prior to coming to the University of Tasmania, Neil was an Associate Professor in the School of Education, The University of Queensland and earlier Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology. Before joining the university sector, he held various positions in the Queensland Department of Education at regional and central office levels. 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 major interests include educational leadership, school principalship, organisational change, aspiring and middle-level leaders, and ethical dilemmas faced by leaders. He also researches in areas such as the purposes of education, and student retention in schooling beyond the compulsory years.

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 tertiary leadership post-graduate programs. In 2014 he was awarded the Hedley Beare Award for Educational Writing by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) - presented annually for an outstanding piece of educational writing (which may take various forms) that has provided new and significant knowledge about educational leadership. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Nganakarrawa Award by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders for contributions to, and general excellence in, educational leadership.

Recent competitive grants

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]

Publications

Books
  • Cranston, N. & Ehrich, L. (Eds.) (2009). Australian school leadership today. Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Cranston, N. & Ehrich, L. (2007) What is this thing called leadership: Prominent Australian tell their stories. Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
Books Chapters
  • Cranston, N., Ehrich, L. & Kimber, M. (2014). Ethical dilemmas faced by school leaders: An examination of their nature, complexities and challenges (pp. 230-245). In C. Branson & S. Grose (Eds.) Handbook of ethical educational leadership. London: Routledge.
  • Cranston, N. (2012. Managing change in a high school. In D. D. Warrick & J. Mueller (Eds.) Leading change: Learnings from real world cases. Oxford, UK: RossiSmith.
  • Cranston, N., Ehrich, L. & Kimber, M. (2011). The challenges of ethical decision making in an Australian school. In D. D. Warrick & J. Mueller (Eds.) Lessons in leadership: Learnings from real world cases (pp. 71-76). Oxford, UK: RossiSmith.
  • Ehrich, L., Kimber, M. & Cranston, N. (2011). To act or not to act: This is John's dilemma. In D. D. Warrick & J. Mueller (Eds.) Lessons in leadership: Learnings from real world cases (pp. 67-74). Oxford, UK: RossiSmith.
  • Cranston, N. (2009) Middle-level school leaders: Understanding their roles and aspirations. In N. Cranston & L. Ehrich (Eds.) Australian educational leadership today (217-241). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Cranston, N. & Ehrich, L. (2009) Enhancing leadership density through effective senior management teams (SMTs). In N. Cranston & L. Ehrich (Eds.) Australian educational leadership today (348-366). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Ehrich, L. Kimber, M. & Cranston, N. (2009) Ethical dilemmas for school leaders: New agendas, new challenges. In N. Cranston & L. Ehrich (Eds.) Australian educational leadership today: Issues and trends (39-56). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Ehrich, L. & Cranston, N. (2009) Deepening our understandings about school leadership: Learning from educators and non-educators. In M. S. Khine & I. M. Saleh (Eds.) Transformative leadership and educational: Excellence in learning organizations in the information age. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense.
Government commissioned report
  • Cranston, N. (2012). Review of the professional learning institute (PLI). Department of Education, Tasmania.
Journal articles
  • Cranston, N. (2013). School leaders leading: Professional responsibility not accountability as the key focus. Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, 41(2), 5-18
  • Trimble, A., Cranston, N. & Allen, J. (2013). The impact of education law and school principalship: Challenges and emergent findings. Journal of Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28(3), 34-56.
  • Cranston, N. (2013). Professional learning for school leaders: What do we know? Journal of Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28(1), 14-28.
  • Watson, J., Allen, J., Beswick, K., Cranston, N., Hay, I. & Wright, S. (2013). Issues Related to Students' Decisions to Remain in School beyond Year 10. Youth Studies Australia, 32(1), 21-29.
  • Cranston, N., Ehrich, L., Kimber, M. & Starr, K. (2012). An exploratory study of ethical dilemmas faced by academic leaders in three Australian universities. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 27(1), 14.
  • Ehrich, L., Cranston, N., Kimber, M. & Starr, K. (2012). (Un)ethical practices and ethical dilemmas in universities: Academic leaders' perceptions. International Studies in Educational Administration.
  • Russel, D. & Cranston, N. (2012). An examination of professional development offerings for school leaders in one large education system. Leading & Managing, 18(1), 1-19.
  • Trimble, A., Cranston, N. & Allen, J. (2012). School principals and education law: What do they know, what do they need to know? Leading & Managing, 18(2), 46-61.
  • Ehrich, L., Kimber, M.., Millwater, J. & Cranston, N. (2011). Ethical dilemmas: A model to understand teacher practice. Teachers and Teaching, 17(2), 173-185.
  • Mulford, B., Edmunds, B., Cranston, N., Keating, J., & Reid, A. (2011). Forces Impacting upon Australian Schools and Some Implications for School Leaders. In Russo, B. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teacher Research (pp.315-342). N.Y.: Nova Science.
  • Ehrich, L. C., Kimber, M., Cranston, N. & Starr, K. (2011). Ethical tensions and academic leaders. Higher Education Review. 43(3), 50-69
  • Cranston, N. & Kimber, M. (2010). Perspectives on enhancing educational policy processes. Leading & Managing. 16(2), 16-29.
  • Cranston, N., Mulford, B., Reid, A. & Keating, J. (2010). Primary school principals and the purposes of schooling: The results of a national survey. Journal of Educational Administration, 48(4), 517-539.
  • Cranston, N., Kimber, M., Mulford, B., Reid, A. & Keating, J. (2010). Politics and school education in Australia: A case of shifting purposes. Journal of Educational Administration, 48(2), 182-195.

View more on Professor Neil Cranston in WARP

Research Fields

  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Education (139999)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Physical Chemistry of Materials (030304)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)
  • History and Philosophy of Education (220202)

Research Impact

  • Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions (930401)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)
  • Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) (930104)

Publications

Total publications

79

Journal Article

(37 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cranston N, Watson J, Wright S, Hay I, Beswick K, et al., 'Overcoming the Challenges of Keeping Young People in Education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice', Leading and Managing, 22, (1) pp. 1-18. ISSN 1329-4539 (2016) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Watson J; Wright S; Hay I; Beswick K; Smith C; Roberts W; Kameniar B

2016Hay I, Wright SE, Watson JM, Allen J, Beswick K, et al., 'Parent-child connectedness for schooling and students' performance and aspirations: An exploratory investigation', International Journal of Educational Research, 77 pp. 50-61. ISSN 0883-0355 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.02.004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hay I; Wright SE; Watson JM; Beswick K

Tweet

2014Cranston N, 'Change for improvement in schools: the 5-A Framework', The Australian Educational Leader, 36, (1) pp. 14-15. ISSN 1832-8245 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2013Cranston N, 'School leaders leading: Professional responsibility not accountability as the key focus', Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, 41, (2) pp. 129-142. ISSN 1741-1432 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1741143212468348 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Tweet

2013Trimble AJ, Cranston N, Allen JM, 'The impact of education law on school principalship: Challenges and emergent findings', Journal of Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28, (2) pp. 79-94. ISSN 1178-8690 (2013) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Trimble AJ; Allen JM

2013Watson J, Allen J, Beswick K, Cranston N, Hay I, et al., 'Issues related to students' decisions to remain in school beyond year 10', Youth Studies Australia, 32, (2) pp. 21-29. ISSN 1038-2569 (2013) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Watson J; Allen J; Beswick K; Hay I; Wright S; Kidd L

2013Cranston N, 'Professional learning for school leaders: What do we know?', Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28, (1) pp. 14-28. ISSN 1178-8690 (2013) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2012Ehrich LC, Cranston N, Kimber M, Starr K, '(Un)ethical practices and ethical dilemmas in Universities: Academic leaders' perceptions', International Studies in Educational Administration, 40, (2) pp. 99-114. ISSN 1324-1702 (2012) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2012Russell D, Cranston N, 'An examination of professional development offerings for school leaders in one large education system', Leading and Managing, 18, (1) pp. 1-18. ISSN 1329-4539 (2012) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2012Cranston N, Ehrich L, Kimber M, Starr K, 'An exploratory study of ethical dilemmas faced by academic leaders in three Australian universities', Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 27, (1) pp. 3-15. ISSN 1178-8690 (2012) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2012Trimble AJ, Cranston N, Allen JM, 'School Principals and education law: what do they know, what do they need to know?', Leading and Managing, 18, (2) pp. 46-61. ISSN 1329-4539 (2012) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Trimble AJ; Allen JM

2011Cranston NC, Mulford WR, Keating J, Reid A, 'What do we know about the purposes of education and their enactment in Australian primary schools', The Australian Educational Leader, 33, (3) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1832-8245 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford WR

2011Cranston NC, Reid A, Keating J, Mulford WR, 'What do we know about the purposes of education and their enactment in Australian primary schools', The Australian Educational Leader, 33, (3) pp. 20-24. ISSN 0157-3357 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford WR

2011Ehrich LC, Kimber M, Cranston N, Starr K, 'Ethical tensions and academic leaders', Higher Education Review, 43, (3) pp. 50-69. ISSN 0018-1609 (2011) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Ehrich LC, Kimber M, Millwater J, Cranston N, 'Ethical Dilemmas: A model to understand teacher practice', Teachers and Teaching: Theory & Practice, 17, (2) pp. 173 - 185. ISSN 1354-0602 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2011.539794 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Tweet

2011Reid A, Cranston NC, Keating J, Mulford WR, 'Bringing back the public purpose of education', Professional Educator, 10, (4) pp. 20-23. ISSN 1447-3607 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford WR

2010Cranston N, Kimber M, 'Perspectives on Enhancing Educational Policy Processes', Leading and Managing, 16, (2) pp. 16-29. ISSN 1329-4539 (2010) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston N, Kimber M, Mulford B, Reid A, Keating J, 'Politics and School Education in Australia: A Case of Shifting Purposes', Journal of Educational Administration, 48, (2) pp. 182-195. ISSN 0957-8234 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/09578231011027842 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21

Co-authors: Mulford B

Tweet

2010Cranston N, Mulford B, Keating J, Reid A, 'Primary School Principals and the Purposes of Education in Australia: Results of a National Survey', Journal of Educational Administration, 48, (4) pp. 517-539. ISSN 0957-8234 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/09578231011054743 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Mulford B

Tweet

2010Cranston NC, '10 things i've learned about teaching', Inside Teaching, 1, (4) pp. 22-23. ISSN 1838-8868 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Belmonte A, Cranston NC, 'The Religious Dimension of Lay Leadership in Catholic Schools: Preserving Catholic Culture in an Era of Change', Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquriy and Practice, 12, (3) pp. 294-319. ISSN 1097-9638 (2009) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Eldridge K, Cranston N, 'Administrating transnational education: a cross-cultural application of Hodgkinson's values paradigm', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 41, (2) pp. 97-113. ISSN 0022-0620 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00220620902808137 [eCite] [Details]

Tweet

2009Eldridge K, Cranston N, 'Managing transnational education: Does national culture really matter?', Journal Of Higher Education Policy and Management, 31, (1) pp. 67-79. ISSN 1360-080X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13600800802559286 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26

Tweet

2009Cranston NC, Ehrich L, 'Senior Management Teams in Schools: Understanding their dynamics, enhancing their effectiveness', Leading and Managing, 15, (1) pp. 14-25. ISSN 1329-4539 (2009) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2008Cranston NC, 'The use of cases in the leadership development of principals: A recent initiative in one large education system in Australia', Journal of Educational Administration, 46, (5) pp. 581-597. ISSN 0957-8234 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/09578230810895500 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Tweet

2008Cranston NC, 'Leading Queensland Schools: What some of the Research Can Tell Us', International Studies in Educational Administration, 36, (2) pp. 7-21. ISSN 1324-1702 (2008) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Belmonte A, Cranston NC, 'Leading Catholic Schools into the Future: Some challenges and dilemmas for resolution', Leading & Managing, 13, (2) pp. 15-29. ISSN 1329-4539 (2007) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Billot J, Goddard T, Cranston NC, 'How principals manage ethnocultural diversity: Learnings from three countries', International Studies in Educational Administration, 35, (2) pp. 3-19. ISSN 1324-1702 (2007) [Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Cranston NC, 'What do we know about the middle-level school leaders in New Zealand? An exploratory study of Auckland secondary deputy and assistant principals', New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, 22, (1) pp. 16-30. ISSN 1176-0117 (2007) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Cranston NC, 'Through the eyes of potential aspirants: Another view of the principalship', School Leadership and Management , 27, (2) pp. 109-128. ISSN 1363-2434 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13632430701237115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20

Tweet

2006Cranston NC, 'Leading from the middle or locked in the middle? Exploring the world of the middle-level non-state school leader', Leading and Managing, 12, (1) pp. 91-121. ISSN 1329-4539 (2006) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2006Cranston NC, Erich L, Kimber M, 'Ethical Dilemmas: The 'bread and butter' of educational leaders' lives', Journal of Educational Administration, 44, (2) pp. 106-121. ISSN 0957-8234 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/09578230610652015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

Tweet

2006Goddard T, Cranston NC, Billot J, 'Making It Work: Identifying the Challenges of Collaborative International Research', International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 10, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1206-9620 (2006) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

2006McMahon M, Limerick B, Cranston NC, Andersen C, 'Going up? Women in the public sector', Career Development International, 11, (7) pp. 609-618. ISSN 1362-0436 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/13620430610713472 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Tweet

2005Cranston NC, Ehrich L, 'enhancing the effectiveness of senior management teams in schools', International Studies in Educational Administration, 33, (1) pp. 79-91. ISSN 1324-1702 (2005) [Non Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2004Cranston NC, Tromans C, Reugebrink M, 'Forgotten Leaders: What do we know about the deputy principalship in secondary schools?', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 7, (3) pp. 225-242. ISSN 1360-3124 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13603120410001694531 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

Tweet

2003Cranston N, Ehrich L, Billot J, 'The secondary school principalship in Australia and New Zealand: An investigation of changing roles', Leadership & Policy Studies in Schools, 2, (3) pp. 159-188. ISSN 1570-0763 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1076/lpos.2.3.159.16530 [eCite] [Details]

Tweet

Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Cranston NC, Ehrich L, 'Australian School Leadership Today', Australian Academic Press, Australia, pp. 426. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2009) [Edited Book]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Cranston NC, Ehrich L, 'What is this thing called leadership? Prominent Australians tell their stories', Australian Academic Press, Australia, pp. 113. ISBN 978-1-875378-76-0 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

[eCite] [Details]

Chapter in Book

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Hay I, Watson J, Allen J, Beswick K, Cranston N, et al., 'Factors that influence students' educational aspirations', Education transforms - Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1, The Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, Stratford E and Kilpatrick S (ed), Tasmania ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hay I; Watson J; Allen J; Beswick K; Wright S

2014Cranston NC, Ehrich LC, Kimber M, 'Managing ethical dilemmas', Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership, Routledge, C.M. Branson & S.J. Gross (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 229-245. ISBN 978-0-415-85390-3 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780203747582.ch15 [eCite] [Details]

Tweet

2011Mulford B, Edmunds B, Cranston N, Keating J, Reid A, 'The forces impacting upon Australian schools and some implications for school leaders', Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teacher Research, Nova Science Publishers, BL Russo (ed), Hauppauge, NY, pp. 315-342. ISBN 978-1-61761-847-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford B; Edmunds B

2009Cranston NC, 'Middle-level School Leaders: Understanding Their Roles and Aspirations', Australian School Leadership Today, Australian Academic Press, Cranston, N & Ehrich, L (ed), Australia, pp. 217-241. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Cranston NC, Ehrich L, 'Australian Leadership Density Through Effective Senior Management Teams (SMTs)', Australian School Leadership Today, Australian Academic Press , Cranston, N & Ehrich, L (ed), Australia, pp. 348-368. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Ehrich L, Cranston NC, 'Deepening Our Understanding about School Leadership: Learning from Educators and Non-educators', Transformative Leadership and Educational Excellence, Sense Publishers, Myint Swe Khine, Issa M. Saleh (ed), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 123-137. ISBN 978-90-8790-903-1 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Ehrich L, Kimber M, Cranston NC, 'Examining the issues and dynamics of ethical dilemmas faced by school leaders', Australian School Leadership Today, Australian Academic Press, Ehrich, L & Cranston, N (ed), Australia, pp. 426. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Mulford B, Cranston N, Ehrich L, 'Australian School Leadership Today: Conclusions', Australian School Leadership Today, Australian Academic Press, N Cranston & L Ehrich (ed), Australia, pp. 417-426. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford B

2005Ehrich L, Cranston NC, 'Leadership: Lessons Learned from an Australian Entrepeneur', Women as School Executives: Leadership: A Bridge to Ourselves, Texas Council of Women School Executives, Harris, S; Alford, B; & Ballenger, J (ed), USA, pp. 249-255. ISBN 978-1-9215-1333-6 (2005) [Revised Book Chapter]

[eCite] [Details]

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Cranston NC, 'Principles of School Leadership', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45, (4) pp. 395-396. ISSN 0022-0620 (2013) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2013.823047 [eCite] [Details]

Tweet

Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Cranston N, 'Keeping young Tasmanians in school: Towards an understanding of some of the issues', NEAT Presentation, 25 June, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, pp. 1-36. (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

[eCite] [Details]

2015Watson JM, Wright SE, Allen JM, Beswick K, Hay I, et al., 'Listening to the Community on Student Retention', AARE Conference Proceedings, 29 November, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle WA, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1324-9320 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Watson JM; Wright SE; Beswick K; Hay I

2015Hay I, Watson J, Allen J, Beswick K, Cranston N, et al., 'Factors that influence students' educational aspirations', Education transforms - Papers and reflections, 14-16 July, The Peter Underwood Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 89-93. ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hay I; Watson J; Allen J; Beswick K; Wright S

2012Beswick K, Hay I, Watson J, Allen J, Cranston N, 'Factors influencing students' decisions about post-year 10 education', Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 2-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beswick K; Hay I; Watson J; Allen J

2012Cranston N, Allen J, Watson J, Hay I, Beswick K, 'Findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10', Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 2-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Allen J; Watson J; Hay I; Beswick K

2012Cranston NC, 'Educational leaders and ethical dilemmas: Trying to make sense of the complexities', Delegate Workbook, 11-13 July 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 66. (2012) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2012Cranston NC, 'The principalship as profession: Making the leap or a leap of faith', Conference program of the 2012 Australian Council of Educational Leaders Convention, 3-5 October 2012, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 2. (2012) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Cranston NC, 'Leadership for what and about what: Time for some critical reflection', High Leverage Leadership: What can leaders do to raise student outcomes?, 19 - 21 May 2011, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, pp. 24 - 25. (2011) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Cranston NC, 'Ethical dilemmas for school leaders: What are they, what challenges do they raise, how can they be 'managed'?', The Leadership Tightrope: Balancing Tensions and Intentions, 25-26 August 2011, Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 6. (2011) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Cranston NC, 'Leading to a different place: Are we serious?', 2011 ACEL Conference: Learning and Landscapes, 5-7 October 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 4. (2011) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston NC, 'Leading learning through data-driven decision making', Tasmanian Principals Association Leading Learning Handbook, 5 - 7 May 2010, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 3, 15. (2010) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston NC, 'Looking for the next generation of principals: Generation Y's perceptions of and aspirations for leadership in Victorian independent schools', Hosting and Harvesting: Creating the change we wish to see in the world, 29 September - 1 October 2010, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, pp. 57. (2010) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston NC, 'A new professionalism for school leaders: Professional responsibility not accountability for leading learning', Hosting and Harvesting: Creating the change we wish to see in the world, 29 September - 1 October 2010, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, pp. 11. (2010) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston NC, Mulford WR, Keating J, Reid A, 'Researching the Public Purposes of Education in Australia: The Results of a National Survey of Primary School Principals*', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, 29 November - 3 December 2009, Canberra EJ ISBN 0 95859032 X (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mulford WR

2010Russell D, Cranston NC, 'Professional development offerings for school leaders in Queensland: Do they work?', Hosting and Harvesting: Creating the change we wish to see in the world, 29 September - 1 October 2010, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, pp. 61. (2010) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Cranston NC, 'Future School Leadership', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, 29 November- 3 December, Canberra, pp. 1-19. ISBN 0 95859032 X (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2009Rosenfeld P, Ehrich L, Cranston NC, 'Changing roles of heads of department: A Queensland case', AARE 2008 Conference Proceedings, 30 november - 4 December 2008, Brisbane, Australia EJ (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2008Cranston NC, 'School leaders for the future: The use of cases in the leadership development of principals', AARE 2007 Conference Proceedings, 25 - 29 November 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia EJ (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Belmonte A, Cranston NC, Limerick B, 'Voices of Catholic School Lay Principals: Promoting a Catholic Character and Culture in Schools in an Era of Change', AARE 2006 Conference Proceedings, 27-30 November 2006, Adelaide, Australia EJ (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Cranston NC, 'Doom and gloom or a time for optimism: Potential aspirants' views about school leadership - now and for the future', AARE 2006 Conference Proceedings, 27 - 30 November 2006, Adelaide, South Australia EJ (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Cranston NC, 'Middle-level leaders in Australia and New Zealand: An emerging picture from recent research', Education in the Pacific: New Zealand Association for Research in Education Proceedings 2007, 4 - 7 December 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 1-10. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Ehrich L, Cranston NC, 'Learnings from the story of a great leader', AARE 2006 Conference Proceedings, 27-30 November 2006, Adelaide EJ (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Ehrich L, Cranston NC, 'Lessons learned from ten authentic Australian leaders', Directions for Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: The Vision Challenges and Reality. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Catholic Education Leadership, 29 July - 1 August, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 1-14. ISBN 0 949233 27 7 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2007Limerick B, McMahon M, Cranston NC, Anderson C, 'Women approaching retirement: Reflections, issues and hopes', Education, Employment and Everything: The triple layers of a woman's life, 26-29 September 2007, Toowoomba, Queensland, pp. 109-113. ISBN 9781921420009 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

2005Cranston NC, 'Principal disengagement: An exploratory investigation into next generation school leaders', NZARE National Conference 2005, Papers and Presentations, 6-9 December 2005, University of Otago, New Zealand, pp. 1-11. (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Entry

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Cranston NC, Ehrich L, Kimber M, 'The challenges of ethical decision-making in an Australian school', Learning from real world cases: Lessons in Leadership, DD Warwick, J Mueller (ed), Oxford, UK, 1, pp. 71-74 (2011) [Entry]

[eCite] [Details]

2011Ehrich L, Kimber M, Cranston NC, 'To act or not to act: This is John's dilemma', Learning from real world cases: Lessons in Leadership, DD Warwick, J Mueller (ed), Oxford, UK, 1, pp. 67-69 (2011) [Entry]

[eCite] [Details]

Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Cranston N, 'Learning must be the top priority', Talking Point, The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 19 November 2014, pp. 24-25. (2014) [Newspaper Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2013Cranston NC, 'Leadership autonomy: Yet more rhetoric?', Australian Education Leader, Australian Council of Educational Leaders, Australia, 35, 3, p. 3. (2013) [Magazine Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2010Cranston NC, 'Re-igniting Leadership Capacity: Real Leadership Learning in Action', Official Newsletter of the Unitec Educational Leadership and Management Alumni, Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand, 1, 2 (2010) [Internal Newsletter]

[eCite] [Details]

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$654,098

Projects

Review of Professional Learning Institute - Department of Education (2012)$20,000
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cranston NC
Year
2012
Student retention beyond the compulsory schooling years in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities (2011 - 2014)$384,098
Description
Increased retention of Australian students beyond the compulsory years of schooling is fundamental to improving the skills and capacity of our youth, to lifting the nations educational ranking among OECD countries and, ultimately, to raising Australias productivity and the health and well-being of its people. This longitudinal mixed-methods study draws on expertise from university and industry partners to investigate factors that influence student retention in rural, regional and disadvantaged areas. Located in Tasmania, the research aims to discover best educational practice to enhance retention in schooling in these regions, drawing on and contributing to both national and international research.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($264,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hay I; Beswick K; Cranston NC; Watson JM; Allen JM
Period
2011 - 2014
Grant Reference
LP110200828
Educational Investment in Australian Schooling: Serving Public Purposes (2007 - 2009)$250,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($250,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Reid A; Cranston NC; Keating JP; Mulford WR
Period
2007 - 2009
Grant Reference
LP0775030

Research Supervision

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Investigation Into What it Means to be a Contemporar "Middle Leader" in NSW Catholic Secondary Schools2011
PhDAustralian School Principals and Education Law2012
PhDCommunicating About Bullying: Towards More Effective Collaborations Between Parents and Schools2012
PhDHow school leaders make use of ethical frameworks in their decision making2015