About the AIS Education Research Council

The Council is chaired by Jenny Allum, Principal SCEGGS Darlinghurst, and includes Heads and senior staff from a wide range of independent schools, and AISNSW staff. Below is a directory of Council members.

The ERC guides in a number of activities to support schools in the independent sector.

Each year the Council facilitates the funding of a number of school based research projects that address salient topics for independent schools. For more information, visit the School Based Research Projects webpage.

The Council also commissions independent research, undertaken by highly regarded academics who are experts in their field, on timely areas of interest. See the Commissioned Research publications below for additional information on each project.

Commissioned Research

The AIS Education Research Council commissions research on topics of interest for the independent schools sector. The second of these commissioned research projects focuses on the important issue of teacher wellbeing. Read the reports for this latest research below.

Commissioned Projects

The first of the AIS Education Research Council commissioned projects addressed how to support primary teachers in their endeavours to teach science and technology well. Read the reports from this comprehensive investigation below.

AIS Education Research Council Members

Chaired by Jenny Allum, Principal of SCEGGS Darlinghurst, the ERC is comprised of a number of Heads and senior staff from a wide range of independent schools and AISNSW staff. 

Jenny Allum (Chair)

Principal: SCEGGS Darlinghurst

Tim Bowden

Principal: Trinity Grammar School

Phillip Heath

Headmaster: Barker College

Megan Krimmer

Principal: Abbotsleigh

Richard Malpass 

Principal: Sydney Grammar School

Rosemary Michalowski

Principal: Central Coast Steiner School

David Nockles

Headmaster: Macarthur Anglican School

Elizabeth Stone

Principal: Queenwood 

Doug Thomas

Principal: Claremont College

Kate O'Donnell

Principal: SEDA College

Scott Marsh

Principal: William Clarke College

Simon Herd

Principal: Medowie Christian School

Geoff Newcombe 

Chief Executive: AISNSW

Tiffany Roos

Director: Research and Data AISNSW

Lesley Wright

Assistant Head of Research and Data AISNSW