Educational Transformations Associates
Fiona Longmuir is Senior Consulting Researcher at Educational Transformations. She joined the team in 2009 following over 12 years’ experience in school leadership and teaching. Recent significant projects have included a nationwide investigation of early career teachers working in disadvantaged schools and a review of school improvement processes in Queensland. She has also led comprehensive research on alternative educational settings for disengaged young people in Victoria. This area of research interest follows the successful 2012 project reported in A Different Journey: Youth in Learn Local Organisations (Ellum & Longmuir, 2012). She has served as research assistant for the publications The Self-Transforming School (Caldwell & Spinks, 2013) and Our School Our Future (Caldwell & Loader, 2010). Other previous projects have included: evaluation of a literacy leadership strategy, evaluation of the impact of philanthropic education programs; investigation of international innovative school and system-wide practices; review of the role of trust in school leadership; reviews of professional learning needs of high-performing principals and teaching principals; investigation of the role of locally driven innovation in schools; and research into social rate of return on investment in education. Fiona also works in sessional academic positions in Master of Education programs at both Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. She has been awarded a scholarship for her PhD (Education) which she is completing at the University of Melbourne. Her research is investigating leadership in improving schools and is linked with the International Successful School Principalship Project.
Annabel Clowes is Executive Assistant to Professor Brian Caldwell, Project Manager and Manager of Communications (Publications and Website) at Educational Transformations. She initially joined the team in May 2012 and returned in mid-2013. She maintains visual identity standards for professional reports and literature along with managing the company’s online profile. Annabel has a Diploma of Hospitality Management.