Professor Brian J. Caldwell is Managing Director of Educational Transformations Pty Ltd.
He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, where he served as Dean of Education from 1998 to 2004. He is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Education Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne, where he continues to supervise doctoral research and teach Leadership for Transformation in the Master of School Leadership. His previous appointments include Foundation Head of Education Policy and Management at Melbourne, and Head of Teacher Education and Dean of Education at the University of Tasmania. He is Associate Director of iNet (Global) (International Networking for Educational Transformation) of the Specialist Schools Trust in England.
Professor Caldwell’s international work over the last decade includes presentations, projects and other professional assignments in or for 32 countries on six continents. He has served as Wei Lun Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor at the National College for School Leadership in England, Special Professor at the University of Nottingham, Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California, and Invitational Research Fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Hull. He served as consultant to an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) project on ‘Best Practice Governance in Education Policy and Service Delivery’ in 2003-2004. He was Deputy Chair and then Chair of the Asia Education Foundation from 1998 to 2004.
He is co-author of books that have helped guide educational reform in a number of countries, most notably the trilogy on self-managing schools. He was included among 10 educators in a list of 100 Australians who are leaders in innovation in the 2003 survey of The Bulletin magazine. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. He was President of ACEL from 1990 to 1993 and was awarded its Gold Medal in 1994.