The 'staff' of the Research Centre are really the dozens of Scots staff involved in Action Learning, publication, conference presentations and other forms of intellectual life. This is particularly facilitated by:
Dr Hugh Chilton, BA (Advanced) (Hons), PhD (Sydney), GradDipEd (Excelsia)
Director of Research and Professional Learning
Hugh serves as Director of Research and Professional Learning at The Scots College. His passion is for people and organisations to be shaped by their vocation. He loves the opportunity to do that at Scots, being immersed in a community of formation, teaching and learning with boys and staff, while also helping create partnerships with universities, churches, businesses and other schools in Australia and overseas. Before coming to Scots, Hugh was completing his PhD in religious history at The University of Sydney, where he was actively involved in campus life. He has also worked with students and young people at schools in Australia and the UK.
Hugh is also a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, a member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition Research Committee, and an early career researcher in the fields of intellectual, cultural and religious history. He is the Vice-President of the Evangelical History Association and a member of the American Society of Church History. He has spoken and written widely, including being interviewed for ABC Radio National, and his first book is Evangelicals and the End of Christendom: Religion, Australia and the Crises of the 1960s (Routledge, 2020). Beyond work, he loves reading, running, hiking, and coffee with his family.
Dr Caitlin Munday, BEd (Hons), PhD (Sydney)
Research Fellow (Professional Learning)
As Research Fellow (Professional Learning) at The Scots College, Caitlin oversees a number of staff research and development projects, including the Master Teacher Pilot Project exploring teacher expertise and mentoring. Her role also includes, more broadly, the cultivation of research-led practice within the college. Caitlin recently completed her PhD, during which she the opportunity to work as a sessional tutor and lecturer on a number of undergraduate education courses; as a research assistant for various academics; and as a co-curricular drama tutor at St Catherine's School, Waverley.
Her undergraduate degree was in secondary education, in the curriculum areas of drama and English. This degree along with various teaching experiences convicted her of the value of educational research and its potential for informing, enriching and expanding educational theory and practice. Her honours research, completed in 2010 and awarded first class, explored the potential of process drama pedagogy for engaging with bullying through an investigation of talk in interaction using membership categorisation analysis.
Caitlin’s doctoral thesis was entitled 'Conceptualising the drama classroom as community: A case study approach to effective learning and teaching.' It formed part of a large Australian Research Council (ARC) project 'The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement', conducted in partnership with The Australia Council for the Arts.
Mr Jeffrey Mann BA (Psychology) (Hons), MA Physical and Health Education
Coordinator of Student Experience
Jeff's specific role, as the Coordinator of Student Experience, involves advocating for connections between various College structures and programs, to work towards an integrated experience for students as they journey through the College. Jeff's initial focus is on student's experience leading into and out of the Glengarry experience.As part of the research team, Jeff also provides support for: Experiential Education, Professional Learning, ScotsIdeas and other Research events, and mentoring staff researchers. Jeff is also part of the Reinventing Education team, designing the shape of future education at Scots.
Jeff's undergraduate training was in Psychology at UNSW, and he has worked in a range of leadership roles across corporate, health, and not-for-profit sectors. Jeff professional focus for the last 15 years has been in christian outdoor education, and he recently served at Scots' Glengarry campus as the Coordinator of Outdoor and Experiential Learning. Jeff has a Master's degree in Physical and Health Education from UOW, and is currently undertaking doctoral research through WSU, exploring innovative education approaches which engage high school students and build 21st century competencies.