Associate Professor Phil Cummins

Associate Professor Phil Cummins

Hon. Associate

Dr Phil Cummins is an educator by trade and conviction, who knows and understands schools and leadership. With over 30 years in education as a leader, teacher, author, speaker, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Education at the University of Tasmania and Honorary Associate of Alphacrucis College, Phil now leads research and consults widely to schools, the tertiary sector, educational organisations, not-for-profits, church organisations, and government about character and competency, building culture and improving performance with a focus on 21C strategy, governance and leadership. Phil believes that leadership that inspires learning and that promotes outstanding educational outcomes is the key to unlocking improved performance in our schools.

Qualifications

Ph.D. (University of New South Wales)
Dissertation Title The Digger Myth and Australian Society: Genesis, Operation and Review 2005

LLB (University of Sydney) 1994

B.A. (University of Sydney) 1991

Field of Research

  • 1301 Education Systems
  • 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 1399 Other Education

Book

  • 2018
    • Laurence, P., Thomas, D. & Cummins, P. (2018). The Great War 1914-1919, 4th ed.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2005
    • Taylor, G. & Cummins, P.S.A.(2005). Cambridge Junior History Gold: Ancient History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Godwin, B., Pember, B., Taylor, G. & Cummins, P.S.A.(2005). Cambridge Junior History Gold: Australia and Its People. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Taylor, G. & Cummins, P.S.A.(2005). Cambridge Junior History Gold: Ancient and Mediaeval Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2003
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2003). Australia and Its People. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Cummins, P.S.A (2003). Ancient and Mediaeval Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2003). Ancient Egypt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 1996
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(1996). Russia 1800-1914. London: Hodder Education.

Scholarship Publications

Book

  • 2019
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Adams, B. (2019). The way: The character of an excellent 21C education. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
  • 2013
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2013). Risk Management in Schools. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2013). Staff Evaluation and Goal Setting, 2nd ed.. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
  • 2012
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Samuels, S. (2012). A Guide to Successful Fundraising in Schools. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Crawley, P.J.(2012). The Board Book. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Crawley, P.J.(2012). The Head of Department Book. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Samuels, S. (2012). Taking Development Seriously: Fundamentals of School Development. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A., Hinks, S. & McKinnon, G. (2012). Building Christian Leadership in Schools. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2012). Alumni Associations: A Simple Guide to Why and How. .
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Hodges, B. (2012). Pastoral Care: A School's Duty of Care. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
  • 2011
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2011). Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Growing Fine Young Men. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2011). Autonomous Schools in Australia: Not "If", But "When". East Melbourne, VIC: Centre for Strategic Education (CSE).
  • 2010
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Bernard, E.D.(2010). School Financial Culture. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Bernard, E.D.(2010). Planning for Your School. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Bernard, E.D.(2010). Structuring Your School's Finances. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Lambert, I.P.M.(2010). Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Leadership for Young Australians. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2010). Get Ready to Lead!. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A.(2010). Clio's Scroll: A Little Book about History. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.
    • Cummins, P.S.A. & Bernard, E.D.(2010). Planning and Managing the School's Finances. Woollahra, NSW: CIRCLE.

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Hodges, B., Unknown (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Norman, M., tba (Masters Project/Thesis)

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