School Leadership Research Network
The School Leadership Research Network (SLRN) was established in 2022 by researchers from Australia and the UK. With the support of school communities and educational organisations, the network can apply a practice, theory, and research-driven process to develop and test new tools aimed at improving the attraction, recruitment, and professional learning of aspiring, emerging, and current school leaders.
SLRN is partnering with educational leaders and stakeholders to build new approaches to recruit and support educational leaders in Australia and the UK, with a particular focus on regional, rural, and remote communities. Our flagship project is building on the research of network members through the innovative UK-led Teacher Selection Project and the findings of the Australia-led High Impact School Leadership report.
Beginning with four key attributes of high impact leadership in regional, rural, and remote school settings in Australia — identified as innovation, collective responsibility, teaching and learning focus, and community commitment— we aim to:
Research project leads:
UNSW: Tracy Durksen
University of York (UK) Robert Klassen
UNSW: Scott Eacott, Tony Loughland, Jade Rushby
University of York: Liz Maxwell
University of Manchester: Amanda Heffernan
Curtin University: Brad Gobby
School Leadership Research Network project enquiries: