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Fiona Longmuir (PhD), is a Lecturer in Educational Leadership at Monash University. Her doctoral research was completed at the University of Melbourne in 2017 and investigated principal leadership in two Victorian secondary schools that used innovative, student-centred approaches to transform their schools. Current research interests include leadership for social cohesion, community engagement and student agency in schools.

Fiona worked for over 15 years in Victorian government primary schools and held leadership positions for much of this time. For over ten years she worked as Senior Consulting Researcher – Director of Research in Innovative Professional Practice at Educational Transformations in Melbourne, Victoria. This role saw her lead and contribute to research projects that have investigated education systems, school effectiveness and school leadership across Australia and around the world.


  • School Improvement & Effectiveness
  • School leadership
  • school reform
  • Social Cohesion in Australia
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership and professional learning
  • Innovation
  • School improvement and accountability
  • Principal Preparation
  • Principal Leadership
  • Community and School Relations
  • Student engagement

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Projects 2019 2022

  • 1 Not started

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 3 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Other Report
  • 1 Article

Resistant leadership: countering dominant paradigms in school improvement

Longmuir, F., 19 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Educational Administration and History. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evaluation of the Independent Schools Queensland Self-Improving Schools Project 2013-2015: Final Report

Longmuir, F., Feb 2016, Melbourne Vic Australia: Educational Transformations.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access

A Different Journey: Youth in Learn Locals Research Report

Ellum, L. & Longmuir, F., 15 Jan 2013, Melbourne Vic Australia: Southern Metropolitan Regional Council of Adult Community and Further Education. 93 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access

Literature Review: a culture of trust enhances performance

Harris, J., Caldwell, B. & Longmuir, F., 2013, Melbourne Vic Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. 44 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access