A/PROF Mathew White

A/PROF Mathew White

Positions

  • Boarding Education, International Education, Leadership, Change Management (Positive Psychology)

Overview

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  • Mathew White is an Associate Professor of education in the School of Education at The University of Adelaide. He is a Principal Honorary Fellow in Melbourne Graduate School of Education and an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne where he has been a Fellow since 2007. In addition Mathew is an Affiliate of the Wellbeing Institute at the University of Cambridge.

    Mathew's research focuses broadly on character education, international education, leadership, and wellbeing education. In particular, he is interested in how leaders establish school cultures to enable positive learning and wellbeing environments.

    Mathew has co-edited three ground-breaking books on wellbeing education. The most recent being Future Directions in Wellbeing: Education, Organizations, and Policy (Springer, 2017). Over the past decade, his research has been published in top journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology,

    Before joining The University of Adelaide in 2018, Mathew was founding Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education and served on the Senior Leadership Team of St Peter’s College – Adelaide (2011-17), Director of Leadership at the social enterprise Teach for Australia (2009-10) and taught at Geelong Grammar School (1998-2009). He has over 20 years secondary school experience teaching Literature, French and Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, South Australian and Victorian Certificates of Education.

    In 2016, Mathew was awarded Fellowship in the Australian College of Educators. In 2017, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders conferred two awards on Mathew; a National Leadership Award, and a South Australian Leadership Medal in recognition of his exceptional scholarship and leadership.

    Mathew serves on the Education Committee of St Mark’s College, Adelaide’s oldest university residential college.    

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors. Member 2014 -
  • Australian College of Educators. Member 2004 - 2016

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • GCEM (Boarding), University of New England 2005
  • PhD, Adelaide University 2004
  • MEdSt, Adelaide University 1998
  • GradDipEd, Adelaide University 1996
  • BA, Flinders University of South Australia 1995

Awards and honors

  • Educational Leadership Medal Award, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), 2017
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Education, 2016
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mangement, 2006
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, 2003

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • Mathew's research focuses broadly on character education, international education, leadership, and wellbeing education. In particular, he is interested in how leaders establish school cultures to enable positive learning and wellbeing environments.