Dr Scott Sleap is the ME Program Director at Regional Development Australia – Hunter. Previously he was a Head Teacher of Industrial Arts & Teaching and Learning at Maitland Grossmann High School and has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader.
Scott completed his PhD in Engineering in 2015 through The University of Newcastle after receiving a research scholarship in 2010. He has published numerous research papers in international journals and has presented his work at a range of conferences both in Australia and internationally. He has co-published papers with the renowned academic, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, 2015 NSW Scientist of the Year and recent Fellow of the Royal Society. He has worked as a casual lecturer in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at The University of Newcastle, specialising in Engineering and Technology and Applied Studies.
Scott is known for the production a large array of STEM based curriculum material, including the innovative iSTEM program and has been associated with RDA Hunters ME Program since its inception. He has experience as an educational consultant for Video Education Australia helping produce many commercially available engineering and design based videos.
As a highly experienced Higher School Certificate marker in Engineering Studies, he has experience at all levels of marking operations and works closely with BOSTES and the Department of Education.
Scott also manages a small pastoral company in the Upper Hunter and has experience consulting with industry groups and government at all levels. He has strong interest in developing school and industry partnerships and the value of STEM skilling to economic development.