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Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

I am a former headteacher of disadvantaged schools in South Australia. Before coming to The University of Nottingham, UK, I was based at the University of South Australia.,I am currently Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies and the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy. My research is in four areas 1. Arts and creativity, 2. Academic writing and doctoral education, 3. Alternative education, 4. Educational leadership and policy.


  • –present
    Professor in arts, creativity and education, University of Nottingham


  • 1999 
    Deakin University, PhD


Public Service Medal