Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed

Lecturer

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Overview

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.

Research Interests

  • Educational Leadership
    Develop a deep and continuous engagement with key theoretical debates about educational leadership and how these impact practices in schools and other organizational contexts. Critically reflect on the issues and challenges that confront educational leadership theory and practice -- in 21st century contexts.
  • Global policy and education
    Exploring the potential of global citizenship education focusing on its transformative pedagogy. Active research on innovative leadership strategies from school leaders to institutionalise global education and global citizenship education. Integration of GCED in policy, curriculum, and teacher training.
  • Equity, inclusion, diversity and culture
    Delve deeper into the area of Culture, Communities & Education, to achieve that major breakthrough in the development of global citizens and leaders who would be able to cater to the schools of the 21st century. Address policies and practices in Indigenous education and excellence. Examining the critical role that leadership plays in the pursuit of Indigenous excellence in educational settings.

Research Impacts

  • Leading the Colombo Global Mobility Grant project- Global Leaders in Education Partnership programme in Singapore. Total funding $98300.
  • Chief Investigator for the The Joint Research Project of “Globalizing education and the development of International Baccalaureate: IB schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore”. (50000 funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan).
  • Chief Investigator for Teachers’ mobility in the globalizing world: An analysis on IB school in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore (50000 funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan).
  • International and Comparative Study of University Student Wellbeing in the context of Hong Kong and Australia (25000)
  • Cross-cultural well-being: Canvasing campus experience through story, art, and film (10000)
  • UQ- NIE/NTU & School Partnership -“International Sharing of Best Practice in Schools”. (20000)
  • Chief Investigator for Excellence in Indigenous education in flexi schools. This is a $50 000 grant from Edmund Rice Education Australia (cat 2). This research is led by Dr Marnee Shay (Lead CI). Dr Jodie Miller is also a CI on the project.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Hardy, Ian, Poed, Shiralee, Gowlett, Christina, Heimans, Stephen, Edwards, Elizabeth, Armour, Danielle, McLay, Katherine, Abdul Hameed, Suraiya, Beencke, Andrew, Lee, Richard, Rueda Balaguera, Laura and Ocriciano, Michelle (2024). Shaping school success: empowering educational leaders. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Shay, Marnee, Miller, Jodie, Hameed, Suraiya and Armour, Danielle (2024). Indigenous voices: reimagining Indigenous education through a discourse of excellence. The Australian Educational Researcher, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s13384-024-00718-z

  • Gearin, Brian, Hameed, Suraiya Abdul, Christensen, Morgan and Thier, Michael (2018). Educating for nationalism in an age of educating for economic growth. Imagining the future of global education: dreams and nightmares. (pp. 160-175) edited by Yong Zhao and Brian Gearin. New York, NY USA: Routlege.

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Gearin, Brian, Hameed, Suraiya Abdul, Christensen, Morgan and Thier, Michael (2018). Educating for nationalism in an age of educating for economic growth. Imagining the future of global education: dreams and nightmares. (pp. 160-175) edited by Yong Zhao and Brian Gearin. New York, NY USA: Routlege.

Book

  • Hardy, Ian, Poed, Shiralee, Gowlett, Christina, Heimans, Stephen, Edwards, Elizabeth, Armour, Danielle, McLay, Katherine, Abdul Hameed, Suraiya, Beencke, Andrew, Lee, Richard, Rueda Balaguera, Laura and Ocriciano, Michelle (2024). Shaping school success: empowering educational leaders. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Book Chapter

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2022). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence.. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

  • Gearin, Brian, Hameed, Suraiya Abdul, Christensen, Morgan and Thier, Michael (2018). Educating for nationalism in an age of educating for economic growth. Imagining the future of global education: dreams and nightmares. (pp. 160-175) edited by Yong Zhao and Brian Gearin. New York, NY USA: Routlege.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor