Dr George Odhiambo
PhD(UNE), MSc(Oxf), BEd(Stir)
Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management
Research Progress Manager, Office of Doctoral Studies
Coordinator, Leadership & Management Program
A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney
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George has extensive research expertise and a continuing active interest in the areas of leadership in organisations, organisational change and culture, school effectiveness and improvement, staff development, quality assurance for education, and staff/teacher appraisal.He is a graduate of the University of Stirling, Scotland, University of Oxford, England and University of New England, Australia.
Educational systems: administration, management and leadership
- Preschool, primary and secondary
- Higher education
- International and comparative education
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|Understanding leadership complexity in the 21st century - exploring educational leadership in four New South Wales public schools.(Associate supervisor)||PhD||Michelle CLEMENTS|
|Leadership challenges for principals of Australian IB schools in implementing the IB Learner Profile||PhD||Paul KIDSON|
|An Investigation into the leadership of Deans at Private Universities in The Mekong Delta Region of Viet Nam (Associate Supervisor).||PhD||Huu Ly LE|
|The Way We Work: developing a teacher- as -researcher culture in a primary school setting.||EdD||Virginia MOLLER|
|Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Flexible Open Distance Learning in Papua New Guinea.||PhD||Janet RANGOU|
- Quality Assurance in Higher Education in developing countries: issues from Kenyan Public universities- A comprehensive study analysing the crucial issues and unique challenges facing Kenya's public universities as they struggle to develop quality assurance mechanisms.
- Re-forming Initial teacher education in Ghana (with Colleagues Dr Kevin Laws and A/Prof Lesley Harbon) - A project aiming at developing new models for initial teacher education for the Republic of Ghana, while at the same time providing professional development for education staff at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
- Brain Drain in Higher Education: Lost Hope or Opportunity? (With Prof Ben Sihanya, University of Nairobi, Kenya).A study of migration and brain drain in higher education institutions in Kenya and its implications.
Panel member of the NSW Teachers Scholarship Committee (Educational Leadership and Management)
Member of the University of Sydney’s International Regional Expert Group (Africa)
Faculty Research Ethics Coordinator
Referee for the following Journals: Journal of Educational Administration, Teaching and Teacher Education Journal and International Journal of leadership in Education.
Awards and honours
2010 Visiting Fellow, School of Education,University of Leeds, UK under the WUN scheme.
2004 Early Career Development Research Grant, Faculty of Education and Social Work
2012 Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) funding for the Project: Re-forming initial teacher education programmes in Ghana.
(2010) Nominated Faculty of Education & Social Work Teaching Excellence Award.
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