Professor Pam Ryan is an educator with extensive leadership experience in both public and private sectors, in Australia and internationally. Currently Pam is Industry Professor (Learning and Education) at the University of Technology Sydney and also provides education consultancy to the social research and innovation team at Incept Labs. From 2010-2014 Pam was Director of Education for a Hong Kong-based foundation of 21 international schools, prior to which she spent 7 years as a School Education Director in the NSW government system and 10 years as a secondary school principal.
Pam has published three books on school leadership: Leadership in Education: Learning from Experience (Halstead Press, 2015); Wise Heads Wise Hearts (ACER Press, 2016), and Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders (ACER, 2017). The subject of Pam’s current research is the nature leadership dysfunction, how it impacts on individuals and schools, what it can tell us about thinking differently about leadership.
In community life, Pam served a 4-year term as a councillor in local government, including a year as Deputy Mayor of a regional city.