Dr Darren Bryant is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. He holds concurrent position as Associate Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. He served as Programme Coordinator of the Executive Master of Arts in International Educational Leadership and Change—an innovative online programme, and Managing Editor of the Journal of Educational Administration. His research focuses on leader development, middle leadership and leaders in international school contexts.
Prior to completing his PhD in the University of Hong Kong’s Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education department, he served for 12 years as a social sciences teacher and middle leader, holding positions of head of department and curriculum leader. This work provided practical experience in leading teams involved in school-based curriculum development, program design and evaluation, and social sciences education.
He has conducted research projects commissioned by the International Baccalaureate, including:
- A distributed perspective on middle leadership in International Baccalaureate continuum schools in Northeast Asia [link]
- The International Baccalaureate continuum: Student, teacher and school outcomes. [link]
- Personal Project: Outcomes of the IB Middle Years Programme’s capstone experience [forthcoming]