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Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Education, The University of Melbourne

Professor Brian J Caldwell is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Educational Transformations Pty Ltd in Melbourne and Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science (1962) and Bachelor of Education (1968) from the University of Melbourne, and Master of Education (1975) and Doctor of Philosophy (1977) from the University of Alberta. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Education honoris causa by the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2012.

From 1998 to 2004 he served as Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne. His previous appointments include Head of Education Policy and Management (1995-1998) at the University of Melbourne; Head of Teacher Education (1988-1989) and Dean of Education (1989-1990) at the University of Tasmania; and Research Assistant Professor (1979-1981) at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has held leadership positions in schools in Australia (1963-68) and Canada (1968-1977). His major interests lie in leadership, governance, policy, finance and the management of transformational change in schools and school systems.


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    Professor Emeritus , University of Melbourne