AssocDipOE, DipT, GradCertTheol, BA Qld, MEdAdmin, EdD UNE, FACEL(Q), GAICD
Dr Alan Campbell was appointed as the eighth Headmaster of Churchie from 1 January 2014 after eight years of service to the school as Deputy Headmaster.
Following the completion of a Diploma in Teaching and Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland respectively, Dr Campbell began teaching in independent education on the Gold Coast. With majors in English Literature and Geographical Science, and a further qualification in Outdoor Education, Dr Campbell sought to embrace the ideals of providing a broad, liberal education based on Christian principles early in his career.
Since that time, Dr Campbell has held teaching and leadership roles in a number of independent schools, including two independent Anglican schools in regional Queensland. A deep interest in human motivation and teacher and school development led Dr Campbell to complete postgraduate study in Masters and Doctoral programmes with the University of New England. This work has been complemented, more recently, with programmes in school leadership at Harvard University and theology at St Francis Theological College, Brisbane.
Dr Campbell has held a number of honorary positions on working parties and committees in the Anglican Schools Commission of the Diocese of Brisbane and the Australian College of Educators. Dr Campbell holds memberships in the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the latter of which he is a graduate.
Dr Campbell and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of two adult sons.
Dr Campbell also retains a love of literature, music and sport and an enthusiastic involvement in recreational and charity cycling.