Michael Anderson

Professor of Creativity and Arts Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney and Co-Director of the CREATE Centre


Michael is an internationally recognised educational leader in school transformation
processes focused on Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Reflection. He
has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years,
including more than 20 authored, co-authored and edited books and more than 60 book
chapters and journal articles. His international research and practice focus on how the 4Cs
can be integrated using coherent frameworks to support leaders as they work towards
transformation in their contexts.

He is co-author of several books on transformation, including Transforming Schools,
Transforming Organisations and Transforming Education. Michael has also researched and
published widely in drama and arts education, applied theatre, technology and curriculum
studies. Michael co-created the Creative Leadership in Learning Program for the Sydney
Opera House and several other programs that drive transformation in education and
other organisations.