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Educational Leadership


Dr Christine Grice is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership, and coordinator of Educational Leadership and Management at The University of Sydney. She conducts educational leadership research and professional learning in pedagogical leadership, middle leadership, and values-driven system leadership, governance, and change, predominantly drawing on practice theory. Christine's academic contribution is focused on the practices of leading learning, curriculum, and pedagogy.


Dr Christine Grice.

Research location

Sydney School of Education and Social Work

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Christine conducts qualitative and mixed method research on leadership in educational systems internationally across diverse school contexts that inform policy and practice. Her research investigates the role of educational leaders including system leaders, principals, middle leaders, and teacher leaders. Her specific interests include professional learning and development, the professional identity and resilience of leaders during change, and the role of school leaders in pedagogy, wellbeing, and attainment.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2803