Erica McWilliamErica’s career has involved four decades as an Australian secondary teacher, teacher educator and writer, moving from two decades in the schooling sector to a professorial role as an educational leader in the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and in Singapore at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang University. She is now a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educators and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

She maintains a role as adjunct professor in the Creative Workforce 2.0 Research Program in the ARC’s Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. Erica is actively involved in linking the work of the Program with professional learning in schools in Australia and globally. She was Brisbane Girls Grammar School Scholar in Residence in 2010 and their Writer in Residence in 2012.  Her extensive research and scholarship is well known for its focus on:

(a) creative capacity building for 21st century living learning and earning

(b) shifting classroom pedagogy from Sage on the Stage and Guide on the Side to Meddler in the Middle.

Her latest sole-authored book, ‘The Creative Workforce: How to launch young people into high flying futures’, was published with UNSW Press in 2008. Erica is now an educational speaker and writer, liaising closely with a wide range of schools and professional educational associations.