Dr Simon Breakspear is a researcher, advisor and speaker on educational leadership, policy and change. He is the Executive Director of the leadership development organisation Breakspear Learning, and Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Gonski Institute
for Education. Simon is passionate about supporting school leadership development at scale. He is the creator of Teaching Sprints, an open-source teacher professional learning approach, and serves as an expert advisor to the NSW Department of Education School Leadership Institute and the AITSL Leadership Steering Committee. Simon earned his PhD in education from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar, and a MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford as a Commonwealth Scholar. Simon holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Teaching, and began his work in education as a high school teacher. Simon lives in Sydney with his wife and three young children.