Professor John Hattie was appointed to the AITSL Board and as Chair of the Board on 1 July 2014.
Professor Hattie is Laureate Professor and Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. His areas of interest are measurement models and their applications to educational problems, and models of teaching and learning. Previous appointments were in Auckland, North Carolina, Western Australia, and New England. He is past-President of the International Test Commission, associate editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology and Nature: Science of Learning.
Professor Hattie has published and presented over 550 papers, and supervised 190 student theses.
He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, a Gold Medal for contributions to the study of educational administration and leadership by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders in 2011, the Hedley Beare Award for Writing in Education by the Australian Council for Educational Leadership in 2010 and a Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Auckland in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the American Psychological Association.