Associate Professor Kristen Lyons ~ A Sociologist based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Kristen has worked in the tertiary sector all her life, including engaging in work as an educator, researcher and advocate on a broad range of topics related to environment, development and social justice. In recent years, her attention has turned to the very sector in which she works, higher education, with research and advocacy focused on the privatisation of education and its impacts.
Professor Richard Hil~ An Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Human Services, Griffith University, Richard is the author of several books including Erasing Iraq, Surviving Care, and Whackademia: An insiderís account of the troubled university. He has also been a columnist for The Australian, Campus Review, Australian Universities Review, New Matilda and Arena Magazine.
John Stewart ~ With a Master of Education from the University of Cambridge, John is a passionate visionary who is currently planning the inception of Living School Byron. John has been at the forefront of recasting schools into holistic models to meet learnersí personal needs for 25 years. John is an author, international speaker, interactive textbook designer, global consultant, and media spokesperson on education.
David Silcock ~ Principal, School Leadership, NSW Department of Education, http://northcoastinitiative.weebly.com David is kind of a "Super Principal" for NSW, a mentor to High School principals in the public sector in NSW. He is also leading a collaborative programme with Canada to cross fertilize each others system. Based in Ballina.
David Townsend ~ An academic and retired Education Director from Canada. He is Australian born, but lived and worked in Canada most of his career. David holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Oregon.
Marilyn Chaseling ~ A faculty member of the School of Education at Southern Cross University since 1988. During this time, Marilyn has been appointed to a range of roles including Course Coordinator for all the Schoolís undergraduate teacher education courses, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Head of School, Head of School, and leader of three major curriculum renewal projects. Marilyn holds a PhD in NSW educational history from Deakin University.