Research Interests: Educational leadership; Global citizenship; International education

Researcher biography

Dr Suraiya Hameed is an interdisciplinary leader, educator and researcher specialising in Educational Leadership at University of Queensland. She researchers within the areas of Educational Leadership, Global Policy and Education & Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Culture. Dr Hameed's research projects aims to make that major breakthrough in the development of leaders supporting the schools of the 21st century. Her research study focuses on a comparative analysis of global citizenship education (GCE) in two schools, one international school in Singapore and an independent school in Australia and how these two schools have engaged in the process of internationalization of their education through the adoption of international education models utilising the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and other local curricula to generate hybrid internationally minded education programs. This study was awarded the N.V. Varghese Prize for Comparative Education 2020 (Best thesis award).

She is currently leading multiple international research which aims at engagement with international counterparts to improve educational outcomes and to generate networking opportunities with international educators and school leaders. One of her notable works is with National Institute of Education Singapore in the ongoing UQ/NIE research excellence partnership. Dr Hameed's extensive experiences in varied leadership roles have translated into positive student engagement, positive student's trajectories as well as ground-breaking research in the leadership front. It has also allowed her to contribute invaluably to the leadership field and assist in bridging the gap between theory and practice, thus assisting students and her other colleagues to make meaningful connections between theoretical constructs and real-life applications in leadership. She is a recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Commendation award (2021) and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) National Award (2023) recognising her work within the leadership space.