Highly recognised academics and researchers from across Australia joined Advisory Group Chair and ACEL Director Professor Martin Westwell and ACEL CEO Aasha Murthy for the group’s inaugural meeting at ACEL National Office on the 28th of June. The key objectives for the formation of this group include:

  • Establishing authentic engagement between ACEL and the Research community
  • Seeking input into themes and content for its conferences, programs, events and publications
  • Facilitating greater participation of academics/researchers in ACEL conferences
  • Working with the group and create a strong value proposition and the mechanisms and channels for researchers to engage with ACEL

The advisory group comprises of:

Dr Michael Anderson, Professor of Education, University of Sydney

Dorothy Andrews, Associate Professor and Director, University of Southern Queensland

Professor Tania Aspland, Dean and Professor Education Policy and Strategy, Australian Catholic University

Professor Jeffrey Brooks, Associate Dean Research and Innovation, RMIT University

Professor Simon Clarke, Course Coordinator, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia. 

Dr Scott Eacott, Senior Lecturer and Director Office of Educational Leadership School of Education University of New South Wales; Adjunct Professor Department of Educational Administration University of Saskatchewan.

Emeritus Professor John Halsey, Flinders University

Greg Prior Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Western Sydney University & Chair of Editorial Board AEL Journal

Mark Rickinson, Associate Professor and Associate Dean [Engagement] Monash University, Faculty of Education

Professor Michele Simons, Dean of Education, Western Sydney University

Dr Kirk Zwangobani, Executive Teacher Dickson College

Professor Martin Westwell, CEO SACE Board Flinders University, Independent Board Director, Australian Council for Educational Leaders

Aasha Murthy CEO, The Australian Council for Educational Leaders

The establishment of the ACEL Advisory Group is an important step towards strengthening the organisation’s engagement with the research community in Australia. The ACEL Advisory Group will be meeting regularly to identify and support ideas that will lift the profile of Australian research, forge links between academics and educational leaders in the field and sponsor projects that showcase innovative work being done in schools around the country.