Professor John Hattie was appointed to the AITSL Board and as Chair of the Board on 1 July 2014.
He is 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 was chief moderator of the NZ Performance Based Research Fund, and is past-president of the International Test Commission and associate editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and American Educational Research Journal.
Professor Hattie has published and presented over 850 papers, and supervised 182 thesis students.
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 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.