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David Gurr

Associate Professor
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
social sciences
education & educational research
successful school leadership
leadership
school leadership
educational leadership
school improvement
comparative perspectives
cyprus
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A/Prof

David Gurr

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
School leadership; School Improvement; Leadership development; School supervision; school review; Educational accountability.
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A/Prof

David Gurr

 

As an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, his responsibilities include preparing and teaching in pre-service and post-graduate programs, supervision of Masters and Doctoral research and representation on appropriate committees. He is the leader of the educational leadership cognate group of the faculty.

As the Associate Dean (staffing) in 2019, David was involved in all matters to do with academic staff appointment and development, teacher allocation, academic workload, and direction setting. He has served on the following faculty committees: faculty executive, staffing, finance, learning and teaching, diversity and inclusion, honours, master of education, and academic programs. He teaches in the areas of educational leadership, strategic leadership, and school effectiveness and improvement. He is a founding member of the International Successful School Principalship Project, and co-led an Australian team that was awarded a national grant for this project in 2005. He is also a founding member of the International School Leadership Development Network, which is a joint partnership between UCEA and BELMAS. He has more than 180 publications and has presented more than 200 times at international and local conferences, and has led or been involved in 23 research classified grants worth more than $26,000,000, including one ARC Discovery Grant. David has supervised to completion 21 Masters and 37 Doctoral research students, and has examined more than 60 theses. He has conducted more than 100 school reviews, mainly in Victoria, but also including South Australia, New South Wales and Hong Kong. David has been the Vice-president of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and past Editor of Hot Topics, Monograph and the academic journal, Leading and Managing. David is currently editor of the CCEAM journal International Studies in Educational Administration, senior associate editor of the Journal of Educational Administration and co-editor of the IAP book series International Research on School Leadership. He has received several honours from ACEL including being awarded the National Presidential Citation in 2004, a national fellowship in 2006, the Hedley Beare Educator of the Year award in 2012, and the Gold Medal in 2014. He is involved in consultancy work in Victorian schools including teaching in a range of professional learning programs associated with school leadership, and evaluating leadership programs. David is a research fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, and member of the advisory board for the International Executive Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Change, both at the Education University of Hong Kong, an International Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow, and a Faculty Fellow at Western University in Ontario.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

The Gold Medal is the most prestigious award of ACEL. For outstanding contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership.

Australian Council for Educational Leaders

2012

Hedley Beare Educator of the Year, 2012. The most prestigious award for ACEL Victoria.

Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Victoria

2006

National Fellowship

Australian Council for Educational Leaders

2004

National Presidential Citation

Australian Council for Educational Leaders

1999

Fellowship of the Victorian Branch

Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Victoria

2006

FACEL - Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Full Member

Australian Association for Research in Education

Full Member

American Educational Research Association

Full Member

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Fellow

Australian Council for Educational Leaders

Full Member

Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management

Education


Doctor of Education

University of Melbourne

Master of Educational Psychology

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Educational Counselling

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Graduate Diploma in Education

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne