My teaching and research interests focus on Tier 1 Support of all students, with a particular focus on differentiated instruction and inclusivity in Australian mainstream classrooms
Dr Kathy Gibbs is a lecturer in Special Needs and Learning Support at Griffith University. Before moving to the tertiary sector, Kathy taught across a range of disciplines and held several high-profile positions in P-12 schools in NSW and Queensland. These roles included classroom teacher, Head of Department, Counsellor, Deputy Principal and Acting Principal. Her research doctorate focused on the schooling experience of adolescent boys diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).
Kathy has been involved as a consultant in pastoral care at several schools in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She is currently working with an Education Queensland Inclusive Coach in Brisbane Metropolitan to gain insight about the progress of differentiated instruction within the region.
Kathy’s research expertise includes inclusive education and differentiated instruction (DI). Research highlights include:
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