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Professor of Educational Leadership, Deakin University

Philip Riley is the Chief Investigator of the Australian and Irish Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Surveys. He is a member of the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education.
The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) brings together the world’s leading researchers and theorists to conduct rigorous, multi-disciplinary research to: address critical educational and psychosocial issues, translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and demonstrate how people cannot just succeed — but flourish and thrive.
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  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in School Leadership. Director, Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, Monash University


  • 2008 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2002 
    Deakin, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours)


  • 2011
    Attachment Theory & the Teacher-Student Relationship.,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Improved student outcomes through positive classroom management
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Educational Administration, Management And Leadership (130304)


2010 inaugural Monash Researcher Accelerator Award (MRA: $110,000). 2011 Faculty of Education, Dean’s Awards: The Award for Excellence in Research by Early Career Researchers, and The Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration. 2015 ISATT Award for Outstanding Article of 2014 (with Andrea Gallant) Early career teacher attrition: New thoughts on an intractable problem 2017 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Researcher of the Year