Scott Eacott is a guest speaker at the 2019 AATE National Conference, 'My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice', organised by VATE - the Victorian Association for the Teaching of EnglishScott Eacott is currently Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of Higher Research Degree programs in the School of Education UNSW Sydney and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada).

In 2018 he was recognised as the Australian field leading researcher in ‘educational administration’. Scott has previously held positions at the University of Newcastle (School of Education), Australian Catholic University (School of Educational Leadership | Centre for Creative and Authentic Leadership), the New South Wales Department of Education (teacher | assistant principal), and is a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

He is widely published with research interests and contributions falling into three areas:

  1. school leadership theory and research;
  2. leadership preparation and development; and
  3. strategy in educational leadership.

Current projects include a three-year Australian Research Council funded study on school autonomy and social justice; a four-year NSW Department of Education funded project of regional secondary school consolidation reforms; and ongoing work on the ‘cult of the guru’ in educational leadership.

Further information about Scott’s work can be found at and you can connect with him on Twitter through @ScottEacott