Ryan Dunn has advised schools and systems in the U.S and Australia to develop innovative educational solutions. He has worked extensively in the United States, where he led large-scale research and professional learning initiatives in New York City and California. In Australia, Ryan is a lead consultant within the Curiosity & Powerful Learning Networks that work with over 100 schools in Victoria and Queensland.
As a lecturer at the University of Melbourne his university work focuses on primary mathematics, educational leadership, practitioner research and teacher professional learning. Ryan is currently the principal investigator on the Department of Education funded project (2016-2017) Teacher education: Improving practice, improving outcomes. This project is exploring partnerships between initial teacher education providers and schools. The project includes Monash University, Griffith University, Victoria University and RMIT. He is also a critical friend for the University of Melbourne Network of Schools.
He is in his final stages of a PhD thesis under the supervision of John Hattie, focussed on the effectiveness of practitioner research as a form of teacher professional learning.