Murray Gadd is an independent literacy consultant who recently completed his PhD on ‘what is critical in the effective teaching of writing ’in year 1-8 classrooms. He works nationally and internationally on literacy issues, particularly reading and writing. Murray Gadd led the team that developed the national writing exemplars for the Ministry of Education. He has also written Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1 to 8 and has also worked closely on the English sections of the NZ Curriculum.

He currently works across the country with schools on literacy-focused topics.