Topics: Education
Regional focus: Asia and the Pacific
Origin: Australia
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Stephen Dinham is Professor and Chair of Teacher Education and Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Melbourne.

He taught in government secondary schools in New South Wales before being appointed in 1989 to the University of Western Sydney where he held a number of positions including Head of Curriculum Studies, Associate Dean and Associate Professor. In 2002 he took up a position as Professor of Teacher Education, Pedagogy and Professional Development at the University of New England. In 2005 he joined the University of Wollongong as Professor of Educational Leadership and Pedagogy, before he took up the position of Research Director of the Teaching, Learning and Leadership research program at the Australian Council for Educational Research in 2007.

Stephen Dinham has conducted a wide range of research projects in the areas of educational leadership and change, effective pedagogy, quality teaching, student achievement, postgraduate supervision, professional teaching standards, teachers' professional development, middle-level leaders in schools, and teacher satisfaction, motivation and health. He has an extensive publication record. His most recent book is ‘How to Get Your School Moving and Improving: An evidence-based approach’. He is also a frequent presenter at conferences and has conducted consultancies with a wide range of educational bodies nationally and internationally.

He is National President of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), Chair of the ACE Board, and Past President of its NSW Branch. In 2011 he was appointed to the Council of the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Last updated: 2015