A number of staff at The Scots College are engaged in research, be it discipline-specific, institutional or pedagogical. (See here for a list of recent staff publications.) These include:
Dr Ian PM Lambert BA, Grad Dip T, MA, PhD, MACE (Principal) is working on Leadership in GPS Schools. A Cambridge graduate, he has been leader of the National Institute for Christian Education, and (prior to Scots) Principal of Swan Christian College in Western Australia. He is a trustee of the International Boys' Schools Coalition, and author of a number of books on boys education including Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Leadership for young Australians (2009) and Get Ready to Lead (2010).
Dr Tom Cerni DipEd, BEd, DipArt(Psych), MEd(CounselPsych), PhD (Head of Counselling Services) is an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, a Registered Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals examining the relationship between the Cognitive-Experiential Theory (CET), Full-Range Leadership Theory, conflict-handling styles and influencing tactics. His present research is examining how guided self-reflection, using CET, can assist leaders enhance their creativity, innovation and wisdom.
Dr Mark Hutchinson BA (Hons), DipEd, PhD (Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Research) was appointed to the Macquarie University 25 Year History project under Em. Prof. Bruce Mansfield, before proceeding to run a research centre, and then spend ten years as Reader in History and Society at Alphacrucis College. From 2011-2012 Mark was University Historian at the University of Western Sydney. Among other things, Mark has been Director of the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, Associate Director of the Pew Charitable Trusts 'Currents in World Christianity Project' (University of Cambridge), a Hollenweger Lecturer (University of Birmingham), editor of, and/or contributor and reviewer for, a number of scholarly journals (including the Journal of Religious History) and various conference cycles. He holds an honorary positions at UWS and works with a global network of scholars on the history of higher education, new religious movements, evangelical Christianity, and globalisation.
Dr Hugh Chilton BA (Advanced) (Hons), PhD, GradDipEd (Research Fellow) was awarded his PhD in History at the University of Sydney in 2015 for a thesis entitled ‘Evangelicals & the End of Christian Australia: religion & nation in the public square, 1959-79’. He is preparing the manuscript for publication as a major monograph, as well as publications on royalty in Australia and the intersection of prophetic religion and civil religion at Anzac Day.
Dr Caitlin Munday BEd (Hons) PhD (Research Officer) has recently been awareded her PhD thesis on 'Conceptualising the drama classroom as community: A case study approach to effective learning and teaching'.
Dr John Montgomery BEd, MA, PhD (Head of Curriculum) was awarded his PhD in drama education at the University of Sydney in 2016. His thesis is entitled 'Censorship and the drama curriculum: a study of the censoring of texts for study and performance in secondary Christian schools in New South Wales'.
Ms Caroline Basckin (Learning Enrichment) is a PhD Candidate in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, working with Associate Professor Iva Strnadová on ‘Evidence-based practices for students with special educational needs’.
Mr Mathew Pfeiffer (Counselling) is currently on study leave completing a PhD at the Institute for Positive Psychology in Education at the Australian Catholic University. His thesis is entitled 'Enhancing Positive Psychological Outcomes in Adolescence: The Effects of Outdoor Adventure Education', explores the experience of boys in the Glengarry Program at Scots.
Dr Sarah Golsby-Smith BEd (Hons), Dip Christian Studies, PhD (Dean of Language Arts)
Dr Arun Mehta, BTech (Met), MTech (Aircraft Production Eng), PhD (Mat Sc and Eng), Dip Ed (Mathematics Teacher) is a Master Teacher working with Dr Munday to explore the craft of the master teacher and ways of mentoring early career teachers.
Dr Sara Zitner B Vis Art, M Vis Art, PhD, Dip Ed (Visual Arts Teacher)
Dr Cody Reynolds BA, BTeach, MA, DArts (Coordinator of Academic Writing)
Mr Reece Condon MTeach, BSc, GradDip Outdoor Ed, GradDip Ministry Studies (Outdoor Education Teacher - Glengarry) is currently completing his PhD at Wollongong University examining how experiential education effects the Emotional Intelligence and Flourishing levels in Male Adolescence.
Mr Hamish Bragg BA, MIntRel, Grad Dip Ed (Head of History) has recently completed a Masters of Research at Macquarie University, on Australians in the Second World War. Mr Bragg plans to pursue this topic at PhD level.
Mr Andrew Mason-Jones BA, BLaw, Dip Ed (History Teacher) is completing a Masters by Research at the University of Sydney on the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam.