Dr Brad Merrick
Dr Brad MerrickDirector of the Barker Institute
As well as being the Director of the Barker Institute, Brad is the Director of Research in Learning at Barker College. As a music teacher he has a passion for learning and enjoys teaching, conducting ensembles and performing. He has a keen interest in emerging technologies, professional learning and creative pedagogy. His doctorate investigated the relationship between student self-efficacy and self-regulation in creative learning environments. He has published widely and has also presented at many national and international conferences. His professional experience in education has also involved casual academic roles at the University of Sydney, University of NSW, University of Western Sydney and the University of Queensland. At present he is National Vice President of the Australian Society of Music Education.
Dr Greg Cunningham
Dr Greg CunninghamDirector of Teaching and Learning
Greg has a special research interest in visual literacy having completed his doctorate in this field, completing a post-doctoral sabbatical at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. A passionate teacher of English, Greg has presented research into emerging practices in the English classroom at conferences in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He headed the team that introduced the Teaching for Understanding framework at Barker and he has been a research collaborator with Harvard University. Greg also represents the independent school sector on the BOSTES Professional Learning and Advisory Committee. In this capacity, he has also served as an assessor and consultant on accreditation processes and professional development in NSW.