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Dr George Variyan is a lecturer in Master of Educational Leadership in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. His background includes teaching, learning and leading in schools in Australia and overseas. George's engagement in research is based on a critically orientated sociology, which explores human agency in the relationship between education and society. Key interests include educational sociology, gender, social justice, and ethics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology of Education, PhD, Privilege, Power and Agency: A multisite study of teachers in elite private schools in Australia, Charles Sturt University

3 Mar 201431 Oct 2018

Award Date: 12 Oct 2018

Educational Leadership, Master of Education, Charles Sturt University

12 Jul 201012 Oct 2012

Award Date: 12 Oct 2012

Secondary Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, Edith Cowan University

11 Feb 200221 Feb 2003

Award Date: 21 Feb 2003

Physics, Bachelor of Science, Curtin University

10 Jul 198930 Aug 1995

Award Date: 30 Aug 1995

External positions

Sessional Academic, Curtin University

23 Apr 201831 Dec 2018

Research area keywords

  • Sociology of Education
  • Leadership
  • Elite Schools
  • Social justice and education
  • poststructuralism

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