Dr Matthew Hill
Director of the Barker Institute 


Matthew is the Director of The Barker Institute with a focus on professional learning, research, and innovation in the school. He is a Physics and Christian Studies teacher and he runs the new Science Extension course at the School which introduces students to scientific academic research. Matthew's doctorate reflects his passion for science education focussing on Representational Fluency amongst physics students at school and university. He has published in leadership, education, and science journals and been involved in course development and teaching at The University of Sydney and The University of Western Sydney. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Divinity at Ridley College in Melbourne.



Dr Greg Cunningham
Director of Accreditation


Greg has a special research interest in visual literacy having completed a doctorate in this field. He was also a post-doctoral scholar at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. A passionate teacher of English, Greg has presented research on emerging practices in the English classroom at conferences in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He lead the team that introduced the Teaching for Understanding framework at Barker and he has been a research collaborator with Harvard University. Greg also represented the independent school sector on the NESA Professional Learning and Advisory Committee. In this capacity, he has also served as an assessor and consultant on accreditation processes and professional development in NSW.