Keynote announced

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  Dr Neil Carrington

  Chief Executive Officer, Act for Kids

  Thursday 1 September - 9:30am - 10:25am

  Main Plenary (Hall L), Ground level





Dr Carrington was the Harvard Club of Australia Fellow for 2012/2013 and is currently the CEO of a national charity ‘ACT For Kids,’ an organisation dedicated to supporting abused and neglected children. He most recently was the Foundation National Director of the Leadership Centre for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He was the Foundation Director of Learning and Organizational Development for Mater Health Services in Brisbane Australia (a group of seven hospitals). This role was responsible for all organisational and professional development, education, and training for over 7000 medical, nursing, allied health and executive staff.  His featured presentation in the business strand of the ‘World Conference on Thinking’ in Malaysia sold out. His Keynote at the Eighth International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in 2015 was very highly rated.

Dr Carrington spent over 3 years as Queensland University of Technology’s Director of Teaching and Learning with university wide responsibility for teaching quality, staff development and online learning services for over 40 000 students. He has held academic and leadership positions at a number of universities including QUT, University of New England and the University of Western Sydney. He was the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee for the Australian Technology Network of Universities.  He currently serves on the Board of Business South Bank and the BGW Group. Dr Carrington has a postgraduate qualification in Special Education, a Masters degree in Education as well as a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. His PhD into perceptions of intelligence was judged one of the largest and most rigorous studies of its type ever undertaken in Australia.

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