Dr Dan Riley

Adjunct Senior Lecturer - UNE Business School

Dan Riley

Phone: +61 2 6773 3420

Email: driley2@une.edu.au

Biography

Bullying of staff in schools (2012)

The book, Bullying of Staff in Schools, is published by the Australian Council for Educational Research and aims to assist school employees to understand the phenomenon of staff bullying – its existence, the forms it takes, and its impact on staff members and their schools.

Written by Dr Dan Riley from the University of New England (UNE), Dr Deirdre Duncan from the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and John Edwards, it draws together responses from more than 2,500 Australian government, Catholic and independent school employees about 42 separate kinds of bullying behavior. More than 95 per cent of respondents had experienced at least one of those behaviours, and more than 75 per cent had experienced a third or more of them.

Bullying of Staff in Schools (ACER Press, 2012) was launched at ACU's North Sydney campus on Thursday 10 May by General Peter Cosgrove AC, MC. Print copies can be bought from the ACER Online Shop or by contacting customer service on 1800 338 402, or via e-mail at sales@acer.edu.au.

Investigation of Staff Bullying in Australian Schools:

Executive Summary available at

A free download of the Investigation of Staff Bullying in Australian Schools: Executive Summary, is available at the above website.  Dr Dan Riley in collaboration with Adjunct Professor Deirdre J Duncan of the Australian Catholic University Nation and John Edwards, a statistical analysis conducted the first national online survey of staff bullying in Australian Schools.  The Executive Summary provides an overview of their findings.  The research aimed to better inform those involved in the Australian education profession of the existence, forms and effects of staff bullying and to identify leadership practices that limit or even prevent the phenomenon in schools.

Qualifications

Dip Teach (WTC), BSocSc (NE), MA (TheolStuds) (CathTheolUnion), MCurrSt (NE), MEd (AustCath), MEdAdmin (NE), MBA (NDA), PhD (Iowa), GradDipArts (ECowan), GradDipLegalPrac (UTS), DipLaw (Practitioners Admission Board), FACEL, MACE, CCEAM, ANZELA

Memberships

  • Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
  • Australian College of Education (ACE)
  • Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (Life Member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Education Law Association.

Teaching Areas

Achievements

  • Completed four years in the Kimberley region of Western Australia as Curriculum Consultant K-10 with the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia (1997-2001).
  • Served as principal, religious education coordinator, teacher and consultant in the Dioceses of Armidale and Wilcannia-Forbes.
  • Has extensive experience in government and non-government schools, tertiary institutions and system level positions.
  • Recently completed consultancies in Bhutan and New Zealand.

Personal Approach

Advocates principles of adult learning with a strong emphasis upon the integration of theory with experience.

Publications

More recent publications include:

Books

Riley, D., Duncan, D.J., and Edwards, J. (2012) Bullying of staff in schools, Hawthorne, Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research.

Smith, L., and Riley, D. (2010) The Business of School Leadership: A practical guide for dealing with the business dimensions of schools, Hawthorne, Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research.

Riley, D., Duncan, J.D. and Edwards, J. (2009) Investigation Of Staff Bullying in Australian Schools.

Refereed articles

Smith, L. and Riley, D. (2012) School leadership in times of crisis, School Leadership & Management, Vol.32, No.1, February, pp.57-71

Riley, D., Duncan, J.D. and Edwards, J. (2011) Staff Bullying in Australian Schools, Journal of Educational Administration, Vol.49, No.1, pp.7-30.

Benjamin, A. and Riley, D. (ed.) (2008) Catholic Schools: Hope in Uncertain Times, Mulgrave, Victoria: John Garratt Publishing.

Riley, D. and Mulford, B. (2007) England's National College for School Leadership: a model for educational leadership? Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 80-98.

Riley, D. (2007) Anti-social behaviour: children, schools and parents, Education and the Law, Vol. 19, Nos. 3-4, pp.221-236.

Smith, L. and Riley, D. (ed.) (2006) New Waves of Leadership, Australian Council for Educational Leaders Yearbook 2006, Selected papers of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders 2005 National Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Duncan, D.J. and Riley, D. (2005) Staff Bullying in Catholic Schools, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, Vol.10, No.1, pp.47-58.

Smith, L. and Riley, D. (ed.) (2004) Checking the Pulse, Selected papers of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian College of Educators 2004 National Conference, Perth, Armidale: ACEL/ACE.

Bhindi, N. and Riley, D. (2003) Quality Schools Equal Quality Education, Proceedings of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders 2002 NSW Conference. Armidale: ACEL, pp.132.

Duncan, D. J. and Riley, D. (ed.)(2002) Leadership in Catholic Education, Melbourne: Harper Collins, pp.203.

Chapters

Bhindi, N. and Riley, D. (2003) Quality Education v Quality Learning, in Bhindi, N. and Riley, D. (ed.) Quality Schools Equal Quality Education, NSW State Conference of Australian Council for Educational Leaders, 22-24 April, Armidale: ACEL, pp.110-119.

Kohn, A. and Riley, D. (2002) Students' Rights, in Duncan, J.D. and Riley, D. (ed.) Leadership in Catholic Education: hope for the future, Sydney: Harper Collins Publishers, pp.155-171.

Conference Papers

Smith, R., Bhindi, N., Hansen, J., Riley, D. and Rall, J.  (2008) Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Brisbane, 30 November – 4 December.

Smith, R., Bhindi, N., Hansen, J., Riley, D. and Rall, J.  (2008) Policy & Pedagogical Engagements Across Contexts, Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Singapore, 26 –28 November.

Riley, D. and Duncan, J. D. (2007) An Australian Study of Staff Bullying in Catholic Schools: Implications for Leaders, National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration,  30 July-3 August, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago Illinois, United States of America

Duncan, D. and Riley, D. (2005) Staff Bullying in Catholic Schools. Australian and New Zealand Education Law Seventeenth Annual Conference, October, Perth.

Riley, D. and Duncan, D. (2004) The Catholic School and Staffroom Bullies. Realising the Vision & Living the Reality, Third International Conference, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney: Australia, 1-4 August.

Duncan, D. and Riley, D. (2003) Staffroom Bullies. Thinking About Tomorrow National Conference, Darling Harbour, Sydney: Australia, September-October.

Smith, L. and Riley, D. (2003) Mode 1 and Mode 2 knowledge: implications for Australian education. Thinking About Tomorrow National Conference, Darling Harbour, Sydney: Australia, September-October.

Duncan, D. and Riley, D. (2002) Privacy Amendment [Private Sector] Act 2000; Implications for Non-Government School. Australian and New Zealand Education Law Association, 11th Annual Conference, 2-4 October, Novotel Hotel, Brisbane.

Books Reviews

Bezzina, M. and Kavanagh, A. (eds), 2002. From option to imperative: Towards a culture of teacher development in Catholic schools. Parramatta: Catholic Education Office. In The Catholic Schools Studies, 2003, Vol. 72, No. 2, October, p.26.

Walker, D.A. and Dimmock, C. (2002) School Leadership and Administration: Adopting a Cultural Perspective, Routledge-Falmer: New York: NY, In the Journal of Educational Administration, 2004, Vol.42, No.1, pp.114-116.

Consultancy

Riley, D. (2006) Leadership Development Discussion Paper, Military Studies Institute, New Zealand Army, July, pp. 54.

Duncan, J. D., Riley, D. and Edwards, J. (2005) Investigation of Staff Bullying in Catholic Schools, A Research Project-Final Report, Australian Catholic University National, October,pp. 79.

Riley, D. (2005) Leadership: definition, development and delivery, Discussion Paper, Military Studies Institute, New Zealand Defence Force, pp. 43.

Gee, D., Gee, H. and Riley, D. (2005) A Review of the Management Systems, Education Monitoring and Support Services System and Tertiary-developed Management and Leadership Training Programs: A Consultancy Report for the Department of School Education Royal Government of Bhutan, (Second Edition), Unpublished Report to the Royal Government of Bhutan.

Gee, D., Gee, H. and Riley, D. (2004) A Review of the Management Systems, Education Monitoring and Support Services System and Tertiary-developed Management and Leadership Training Programs: A Consultancy Report for the Department of School Education Royal Government of Bhutan, Unpublished Report to the Royal Government of Bhutan.