Dr Ben Arnold

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Education Leadership

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Senior Lecturer in Education Leadership on the MEd Leadership and Learning at Deakin University. Ben's teaching and research focuses on education leadership and work, health and sustainability in the education sector.

Ben works on the Educator Health and Wellbeing research program at Deakin, investigating the relationship between education policies, psychosocial work environments, and mental and physical health in the education workforce. Ben's expertise includes qualitative and quantitative research design, analysis and interpretation. He currently work on a number of large-scale longitudinal research projects, tracking education professionals work environments and health and wellbeing over time.

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Research interests

Teacher wellbeing

Health and wellbeing in schools

Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Education Reform

Teacher professional learning

Awards

2014-2018: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship with the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC).

Publications

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2024

Understanding Australia's teacher shortage: the importance of psychosocial working conditions to turnover intentions

Mark Rahimi, Ben Arnold

(2024), pp. 1-27, The Australian Educational Researcher, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2023

A national study of New Zealand primary-school teaching professionals' experiences of offensive behavior at the workplace

M Rahimi, B Arnold, M Horwood

(2023), Vol. 10, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, C1

journal article

The mental health of leaders in Australian government schools: Stress and burnout over a decade (2011-2020)

B Arnold, M Rahimi, P Riley

(2023), pp. 1-19, Educational Management Administration and Leadership, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Regulating private sector schooling in the global south: the case of India

R Gorur, B Arnold

(2022), pp. 1-17, Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Is India's Right to Education Act a Rightful Share? Distributive Politics, Education and the Media

A Gilbertson, B Arnold

(2022), pp. 1-18, Progress in Development Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The New Zealand Early Childhood Education and Kōhanga Reo Hauora Health and Wellbeing Survey: 2021 Data

Marcus Horwood, Mark Rahimi, Ben Arnold, Philip Riley

(2022), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The New Zealand Primary Teacher Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing Survey: 2021 Data

Mark Rahimi, Ben Arnold, Marcus Horwood, Philip Riley

(2022), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The New Zealand Primary Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey: 2021 Data

Ben Arnold, Mark Rahimi, Marcus Horwood, Philip Riley

(2022), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The New Zealand Secondary Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey: 2021 Data

Ben Arnold, Mark Rahimi, Marcus Horwood, Philip Riley

(2022), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2021

Network models in teacher education: Global logics, national reform and local tensions in Australia

Ben Arnold

(2021), pp. 42-61, Teacher Education Through Uncertainty and Crisis, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Working through the first year of the pandemic: a snapshot of Australian school leaders' work roles and responsibilities and health and wellbeing during covid-19

B Arnold, M Rahimi, P Riley

(2021), Vol. 53, pp. 301-309, Journal of Educational Administration and History, C1

journal article

Offensive behaviours against school leaders: Prevalence, perpetrators and mediators in Australian government schools

B Arnold, M Rahimi, P Riley

(2021), Educational Management Administration and Leadership, C1

journal article
2020

Hybrid models of delivery: Statemandatedpublic-private partnerships in India

R Gorur, B Arnold

(2020), pp. 82-97, Privatisation and commercialisation in public education : how the public nature of schooling is changing, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

TEMAG reforms, teacher education and the respatialising effects of global-local knowledge politics

Ben Arnold, Claire Manton, Stefan Schutt, Terri Seddon

(2020), pp. 367-385, Teacher education in globalised times: local responses in action, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluating the impact of professional wellbeing conversations on teacher wellbeing.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Mark Rahimi, Dr Ben Arnold

NT Dept of Education

  • 2022: $15,326
  • 2021: $55,339

Industry and Other Funding

The NZ Teacher and Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Mark Rahimi, Dr Ben Arnold

New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa Inc

  • 2021: $97,000
  • 2020: $532
  • 2019: $84,500

Critical Friend - Addressing teacher and other school staff abuse.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Mark Rahimi, Dr Ben Arnold

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

  • 2020: $75,000

New Zealand Secondary Principals and Area School Principals Health and Wellbing Survey.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association Te Wehengarua (PPTA Te Wehengarua)

  • 2022: $11,351
  • 2021: $11,449
  • 2020: $17,728

Similiarities and differences between state and territory results from the Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 and 2019.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

Australian Government Primary Principals Association

  • 2021: $16,678
  • 2020: $25,017

Independent analysis of data provided by NESLI.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

National Excellence in School Leadership Institute Pty Ltd (NESLI)

  • 2021: $25,000

New Zealand Early Childhood Educators Health & Wellbeing Survey.

Dr Marcus Horwood, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa Inc

  • 2023: $17,337
  • 2021: $29,095

Irish Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey.

Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi, Dr Marcus Horwood

National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD), Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN)

  • 2023: $15,550
  • 2022: $32,550

An Evaluation of School TV Platform.

Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

SchoolTV ANZ Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $33,145

Global Status of Teachers Project 2024

Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

Education International (EI)

  • 2024: $44,297
  • 2023: $47,455

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2022

Diane Carroll

Thesis entitled: Education Reform, the Real Cost: Education Outcomes at the Expense of the School Principal.

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education