Dr Kylie Lipscombe is a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong (UOW). She is the Associate Academic Director of Educational Leadership and leads the design and delivery of the Master of Education (Educational Leadership) and Master of Education Extension (Educational Leadership) at UOW.
Kylie is passionate about the nexus between educational leadership and practice, and has an interest in theorising educational leadership in context by working in partnership with the profession. Her program of research is aimed at positively influencing professional practice in schools in the fields of middle leadership, school leadership, teacher collaboration, and teacher and leadership professional learning. This includes investigating influences of middle leadership to student and teacher learning; teacher collaboration and the elements to support whole school collaborative practices; and school and university collaborative partnerships.
She has published 9 journal articles, 5 book chapters, 1 book and 2 research reports and has led or contributed to teams that have attracted more than $5M in funding. Her contributions to practice includes the writing and publication of illustrators of practice for Highly Accomplished career stage for the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and national teaching resources in financial literacy.
Kylie is currently the lead academic for the NSW Department of Education (NSW DoE) School Leadership Institute (SLI) Aspiring Principals Leadership Program. This program is a 12 month program co-designed by NSW DoE SLI and UOW, aimed at supporting and developing the next generation of principals in NSW public schools. Kylie is also the co-lead for the NSW Department of Education Middle Leadership Development Program; a partnership between the NSW School Leadership Institute, University of Newcastle and UOW aimed at developing 500 middle leaders in NSW public school each year.
Kylie is an experienced educator with diverse experiences across multiple states and sectors. She has 20 years experience in educational organisations such as schools and university. She has held roles such as teacher, deputy principal, curriculum writer, curriculum consultant and lecturer. She is a keen contributor and leader in professional education associations and is currently serving as the NSW President for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) and was the past NSW President for the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA).
Kylie is currently supervising 5 doctorate students.