Anne is an experienced educator and researcher with a passion for achieving equity and excellence in educational outcomes for diverse groups of learners. Her work builds on national and international studies that investigate collaborative processes needed to develop relational trust and evaluative thinking for cohesive, innovative and resilient learning communities. She is the current Editor in Chief for the Oxford Bibliographies in Education (Oxford University Press). She has previously worked as an Associate Professor for the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand. During her time at Auckland she co-directed the Expert Partner programme for Kāhui Ako / Communities of Learning for the Ministry of Education and she was the Director of Research for the Starpath Project for Tertiary Participation and Success (2014-2016). As a Senior Lecturer working at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) she received an ‘Award of Excellence in Mentoring’ from Te Putahi Atawhai in recognition of her academic mentoring for Māori and Pasifika postgraduate students. She also led the National Evaluation of He Kākano: Culturally responsive leadership in secondary schools and worked on the National Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga. She has published widely and worked with New Zealand and international scholars on issues related to her field of expertise.
Education & Qualifications
Victoria University of Wellington
-Master of Arts (with Distinction) 2000
Wellington College of Education
-Advanced Postgraduate Teaching Diploma 1997
-Postgraduate Diploma Teaching Students with Special Needs 1997
Auckland College of Education
-Higher Diploma of Teaching 1994
-Diploma Teaching students with Hearing Impairment 1991
-Diploma of Teaching 1992
-Bachelor of Arts 1989
In 2017 Anne was an invited member of the academic forum for the Education Council Matatū Aotearoa, New Zealand. Focusing questions were: Achieving valued learner outcomes in our fast-changing world requires adaptive leadership focused on evidence at all levels of a flexible system. What does effective leadership in a future New Zealand context look like and why? Our challenge lies in translating the knowledge about what leaders do that works into a shared practice. How will we achieve our vision of effective leadership throughout the system?