Allan Walker is Adjunct Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership and Co-Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously he had served as Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development and Director of APCLC. Prior joining the EdUHK, he has worked in universities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and has conducted leader development courses and/or research in America, Europe and across the Asia Pacific.
Allan has published extensively on educational administration and leadership; and school leadership development and learning. His work also explores the relationship between culture and school leadership. Allan serves on the editorial boards of the top ranked journals in his field and has published over 300 books and articles with international publishers and in the world’s most prestigious academic journals. His recent research focuses on expanding knowledge of school leadership in Chinese and other Asian societies and disseminating this internationally. Allan has also acted as a consultant/advisor on large-scale research and development activities in countries including China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Canada, the US, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.
He is known internationally for his passion for school leadership, innovative approaches to leader development and the promotion of leader control and accountability for their own professional learning. In 2010 Allan was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership for his contribution to educational leadership research and development globally, but especially in South and Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was awarded an endowed chair professorship by The Education University of Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding research and academic achievements in international educational leadership. In 2015, he was awarded the Edwin M. Bridges Award by the University Council of Educational Administration in recognition of his significant contribution to the preparation and development of school leaders. He has won six General Research Fund grants and twenty other competitive research and development grants.
汪雅量教授對學校領導研究充滿熱誠，有關創新的學校領才發展思維、以及學校領袖如何自決自身專業發展和學習的研究及發展工作享譽國際。公元二零一零年，汪雅量教授獲澳洲教育領導議會頒受資深研究員榮銜，以表揚汪教授對全球、尤其是東亞及東南亞教育領導研究與發展的貢獻。翌年，汪雅量教授獲香港教育大學頒受冠名國際教育領導講座教授銜，用以表彰汪教授在國際教育領導教研的傑出成就。公元二零一五零年，汪雅量教授獲「教育行政大學議會」(University Council of Educational Administration) 頒授「布瑞傑玆獎」(The Edwin M. Bridges Award)殊榮，以肯定其在教育領袖培訓及專業發展的重大貢獻。 汪雅量教授曾六次榮獲香港研究資助局資助，並曾二十多次獲不同的國際教育科研機構撥款，開展學校教育領導研究。
Educational LeadershipComparative Educational LeadershipCurriculum LeadershipLeader DevelopmentEducation & DevelopmentSchool Effectiveness and School ImprovementSchool Organization and Educational AdministrationEducation and PoliticsQualitative Methods
Co-director and Board Members of Trustees - University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA): Centre for the Study of Leadership and Ethics (CSLE)
International Education Consultant - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, CHILE (2018-present) - ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council), UK (2013-14) - Task Force on Setting Up Principals Institute, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government (2010) - Mini-Master in Education Management program for the Thai Ministry of Education (2009) - An International Research and Training Programme entitled ‘Quality Improvement and Strengthening of Training Capacity in Educational Administration and Management in Vietnam’ by Netherlands School of Educational Management in collaboration with Department of Educational Administration and Policy, CUHK. (2003-04) - A Research project entitled ‘Perspectives on the Leadership of Schools with Substantial Number of Ethnic Minority Students in the East Midlands’ by Centre for Educational Leadership and Management by University of Leicester, UK (2003-04)
International Fellow - International Fellow of Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK (since 2013)
Research Fellow - National College for School Leadership, Nottingham, UK (since 2003)
Honorary Professor - Guizhou Education University (June 2019 – June 2024) - Fudan University (June 2010 – May 2015) - East China Normal University. (June 2010 – May 2015).
Adjunct Professor - Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Australia (since 2013) - University of Canberra, Australia (since 2014)
Distinguished Overseas Professor - The Collaborative Innovation Center for National Education Policy-making (CICNEP), The Chinese Mainland (April 2014 - March 2017)
Distinguished Professor - Faculty of Education, Guangxi Normal University, The Chinese Mainland (December 2018 - December 2023)
Guest Professor and Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Global Studies of Educational Leadership and Collaboration of Department of Educational Management, East China Normal University, The Chinese Mainland (December 2019 - December 2022)
Guest Professor - Yunnan Normal University, The Chinese Mainland (December 2019 - December 2022)
Advisor - Board of Australian International School Hong Kong (2018-2019)
Advisory Committee Member / Advisory Board Member - Research Project, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia - Global Network of Scholars and Leaders of Rethinking Teacher Education, The University of New Castle, Australia - Faculty of Education, Nanjing Normal University, China - National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI)
Education Panel / External Review Panel Member - Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 of HKSAR Government University Grant Committee, HKSAR Government - Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2006 of HKSAR Government University Grant Committee, HKSAR Government - 5-Year Strategic Plan (2016/17 - 2020/21) Review Tung Wah College, Hong Kong
Selection Panel Member
- The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Education Consultant - Research Grants Council (RGC) Earmarked Grant application (2001-02) - Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government Working Group on the Professional Development of Principals (2001-02) - Stewards Pooi Kei College - Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School - PLK Laws Foundation College - PLK Luk Hing Too Primary School - Wong Tai Sin District Secondary School Heads Association
Executive Committee - The EdUHK Schools Limited (The EdUHK Jockey Club Primary School and The EdUHK HSBC Early Childhood Learning Centre)
Committee Member - English Schools Foundation (ESF) Board's Nomination Committee
Developer and Organizer - Blue Water: Principals’ Self-assessment Scheme An innovative self-reflection guide for individual and groups of principals at all levels of experience - Serving principals Needs Analysis Programme (in English and Chinese) A professional learning programme designed specifically for school leaders (Programme is tendered by Education Bureau, HKSAR Government) - Needs Analysis for Aspiring Principals Programme An integral component of a broader policy designed to improve both the performance and preparedness of future school leaders in HK (Programme is tendered by Education Bureau, HKSAR Government) - Structured ongoing professional learning and support scheme for beginning principals in Hong Kong Programmes are tendered by Education Bureau, HKSAR Government) - Structured ongoing professional learning and support scheme for leaders (Middle Leaders and School Principals) in international schools (Programmes are commissioned by English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong)
External Assessor - Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard University (2012) - University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Appointment and Promotion for Principal’s Institute, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya - Appointment and Promotion for University of Melbourne - Appointment and Promotion for University of Oklahoma - Appointment and Promotion for The Open University of Israel - Degree of Master in Principalship, University of MalayaExternal Examiner - University of Toronto (OISE) (PhD Thesis) Canada - University of Leicester (EdD Thesis) United Kingdom - University of Bristol (EdD Thesis) United Kingdom - University of East Anglia (PhD Thesis) United Kingdom - BI Norwegian School of Management (PhD Thesis) Norway - Nanyang Technological University (PhD Thesis) Singapore - The University of Sydney (EdD Thesis) Australia - University of Canberra (PhD Thesis) Australia - University of Southern Queensland (PhD Thesis) Australia - University of New South Wales (PhD Thesis) Australia - University of Nottingham (PhD Thesis) United Kingdom - University of Queensland (PhD Thesis) Australia - University of Western Australia (EdD Thesis) Australia - Monash University (PhD Thesis) Australia - University of Melbourne (PhD & EdD Thesis) Australia - Queensland University of Technology (EdD Thesis) Australia - Massey University (EdD Thesis) New Zealand - University of Malaya (PhD Thesis) - University of Hong Kong (PhD Thesis) Hong Kong - The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PhD Thesis & EdD Thesis) Hong Kong
Editorial Board Member
Reviewing Board Member – Academic Books