Director-General of Education joins UNSW

25 Jan 2012

The Director-General of Education and Communities in NSW, Dr Michele Bruniges, has been appointed honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

 Dr Bruniges – a UNSW alumna – is a leading Australian educator with extensive leadership and management experience in the education sectors in NSW, the ACT and at the Commonwealth level.

She led the national school reform agenda as an associate secretary in the schools cluster of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, was Chief Executive of the ACT Department of Education and Training from 2005 to 2008 and held senior management positions in the NSW Department of Education and Training.

Professor Chris Davison, Head of the School of Education, has welcomed Dr Bruniges’ appointment.

"Professor Bruniges exemplifies the qualities we want to develop in our graduates. She is a great role model for our students and a catalyst for developing even stronger links between schools and universities in NSW,” Professor Davison said.

“We look forward to working closely with Professor Bruniges to enhance our engagement with diverse educational communities and to foster cutting edge research and innovation at all levels of teacher education.”

Professor Bruniges has a PhD in Educational Measurement and a Masters degree in Education from UNSW.

She is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has won numerous professional awards, including a Churchill Fellowship to study student achievement in education in the US and The Netherlands, an Exceptional Service Award from the Professional Teachers Council NSW, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.