Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. Hattie became known to a wider public with his two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers. Visible Learning is a synthesis of more than 1,500 meta-studies over 90,000 studies involving more than 300 million students. According to Hattie, Visible Learning is the result of nearly 30 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. TES once called him "possibly the world's most influential education academic."
John Hattie has been director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. Before, he was project director of asTTle and professor of education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada.