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Latin American Studies
Continuing, Adult and Vocational Education
Ethnomusicology
Geography Education
Gifted and Talented Education
Research Methods
Social Justice in Education
(Asia) Literacy
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Aboriginal Culture and History
Aboriginal Education and Pedagogy
Action Research
Adolescent Development
Adult Education
Alternative and Democratic Schooling
Applied Theatre
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Autism Inclusion into Mainstream Education
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Communication in Learning and Teaching
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Cultural Studies in Education
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Echolalia
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Evidence Supported Practices for People on the Spectrum
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Geography Curriculum
Geography Pre-Service Teachers
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Inclusive Education Policy
Inclusive Education Policy and Practice
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Language Education and Literacy Policy and Practice
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Leadership
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Literacy Development
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Mathematics Curriculum Design
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Multiliteracies and Multimodality
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School Effectiveness and Improvement
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Science Curriculum- Learning & Teaching
Science Education
Scientific Literacy
Social Justice and Education
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Youth
Special Education and Inclusion
Special Educational Needs
Sport Pedagogy
STEAM Education
STEM Education
Student Diversity
Studies of Indigenous Australia
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Survey Design and Analysis
Teacher Capacity Building
Teacher Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Efficacy
Teacher Identity
Teacher Training
Teaching of Reading and Writing
Technology Education
The Arts
Transformative and Critical Pedagogies
Underserved Populations of Gifted Students
Use and Integration of ICT
Visual Arts
Vocational Education and Training
Voice Coaching
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Whole-school Mathematics Training
Work-integrated Learning
Adult Learning
Community Education
Digital Literacy
Digital Technologies Curriculum
Disability Studies
Educational Research
Educational Technologies Research
Giftedness
Health and Physical Education (HPE)
HPE Curriculum and Policy
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Initial Teacher Education
Primary Science
Workforce Development
Workplace Learning
Applied Sociology
Assessment
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Development and Learning
Digital Culture
Effective Pedagogy in Maths and Science Education
Health Education
Inclusion of Minority Ethnic Learners
International Education
Introduction to Research
Scientific Visualisations and Simulations
Technologies
Aboriginal Knowledge and Cultural Components
Chemistry and Physics
Development of Language and Literacy through Drama
Global and International Perspectives in Inclusive Education
Physical Education
Research Methodology
Advanced Teaching Strategies in HPE
Motor Development and Programming
Sport Coaching
Arts Education
Arts practice in sites of war and conflict
Communicative Performance
Critical Multicultural and Anti-racist Education
English Education and Curriculum
Online Professional Learning
Performance Essay
Practice Theory
Teacher Professional Development
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Education

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia

Sessional Academic and Researcher
"My research focuses on gifted and talented education, and teacher education and professional development, with an emphasis on underserved gifted populations and social justice"

Fields of Expertise

  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted Learners
  • Learning Disabilities and Classroom Accommodations
  • Underserved Populations of Gifted Students
  • Visual Arts
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Associate Professor Sarojni Choy

Professional, Vocational and Continuing Education
“My goal is to enhance individuals' lifelong learning goals through continuing education and training”

Fields of Expertise

  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Adult Learning
  • Workforce Development
  • Workplace Learning
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Dr Loraine McKay

Lecturer in Inclusive and Literacy Education
"I am passionate about supporting beginning teachers to learn the skills required to think critically about their work and to develop confidence to challenge inequity in education systems"

Fields of Expertise

  • Critical Reflection
  • Inclusive Education
  • Literacy
  • Teacher Capacity Building
  • Initial Teacher Education
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Dr Ben Williams

Lecturer in Health and Physical Education
“I am committed to helping schools and teachers provide all young people with the highest quality health and physical education possible”

Fields of Expertise

  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • HPE Curriculum and Policy
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Assessment
  • Health Education
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Dr Kate Thompson

Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology
"Everyone is creative. I'm interested in helping teachers and students access that creativity, through design and through the use of technology"

Fields of Expertise

  • Coding and Robotics
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Digital Technology
  • Innovative Learning Spaces
  • STEAM Education
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Dr Katherine Main

Lecturer in Middle Years and Junior Secondary Education
"When people ask me what I do, I tell them I advocate for young adolescents and try to help others catch the vision of middle schooling"

Fields of Expertise

  • Adolescent Development
  • Collaborative Teaching
  • Junior Secondary/Middle Schooling
  • School Reform and Culture
  • Teacher Efficacy
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Dr Kate Simpson

Lecturer in the Postgraduate Autism Studies Program
"My teaching and research focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of the characteristics of autism and how these can impact on individuals on the spectrum"

Fields of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Evidence Supported Practices for People on the Spectrum
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Participation and Engagement
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Associate Professor Julie Dunn

Drama Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Drama Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Development of Language and Literacy through Drama
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Dr Kay Hartwig

Senior Lecturer in Music and Music Education
"Music is for life so I focus on ensuring music education is at the forefront of education at all levels"

Fields of Expertise

  • Action Research
  • Curriculum Studies in Music and Arts Education
  • Music Education
  • Teacher Education
  • International Education
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Dr Jason Zagami

Coordinator Community Partnerships
"Teaching: Changing Minds"

Fields of Expertise

  • Professional Learning and Community Engagement
  • Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • Educational Technologies Research
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
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Mr Harry Van Issum

Lecturer in Education
"My research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and pedagogy for pre-service teacher education"

Fields of Expertise

  • Aboriginal Culture and History
  • Aboriginal Education and Pedagogy
  • Cross-Cultural Competencies
  • Studies of Indigenous Australia
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Dr Sherilyn Lennon

Lecturer in Secondary English, Literacy across the Curriculum and Boys' Education
"I am passionate about issues relating to Boys' Education, Literacies across the curriculum and the potential Critical and Transformative Pedagogies have for making a difference to students’ lifeworlds"

Fields of Expertise

  • Gender Education
  • Literacy across the Curriculum
  • Transformative and Critical Pedagogies
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Professor Stephen Billett

Professor of Adult and Vocational Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Curriculum Development in AVE
  • Lifelong and Worklife Learning
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Workplace Learning
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Dr Wendy Harte

Lecturer in Geography and History Education
"My research and teaching focuses on preparing preservice Geography teachers and the disciplinary area of Geography. My overarching goal is to instil in my students a deep passion for Geography and Geography education"

Fields of Expertise

  • Geography Education
  • Geography Curriculum
  • Geography Pre-Service Teachers
  • Human Geography
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Dr Steven Hodge

Lecturer in Professional, Vocational and Continuing Education
“My research and teaching work is about making a difference to the quality of vet and adult education in Australia”

Fields of Expertise

  • Adult Education
  • Competency Based Training
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Vocational Education and Training
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Dr Helen Klieve

Lecturer in Research Methodology
"My research applies mixed methods approaches using my experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods""

Fields of Expertise

  • Research Methods
  • Policy and Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Survey Design and Analysis
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Professor Beryl Exley

English Curriculum & Literacy Education
"For me, literacy teaching and learning is a social justice issue. Students’ access to literacy implicates their life choices and thus their life chances. Teachers need to be well resourced with content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge so that they are well placed to bring out the best in their students. "

Fields of Expertise

  • Critical Literacy
  • English Curriculum & Literacy Education
  • Grammar
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Teaching of Reading and Writing
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Dr Monika Krajcovicova

Lecturer Early Childhood Education
"I'm passionate about enhancing learning opportunities in my research for disadvantaged communities in the early childhood and primary education sector"

Fields of Expertise

  • Social Justice in Education
  • Creative Pedagogy
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Education
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Dr Kevin Larkin

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education
"My overarching goal in every teaching interaction is inspiring the next generation of teachers to teach mathematics in a way that develops deep conceptual understanding of mathematics in their future students"

Fields of Expertise

  • Mathematics
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
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Dr Katie Weir

Senior Lecturer in Assessment and Curriculum
“I am passionate about assessment! It signifies what we value in the curriculum and it is the basis of how we learn. My research and teaching focus is on quality, school-based assessment that supports and enriches learning”

Fields of Expertise

  • Curriculum
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Reform
  • Middle Years Education
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Professor Tony Townsend

Educational Leadership
“I believe that for every organisation in our community today, everyone needs to be a learner (to improve myself), a teacher (to help others learn) and a leader (to help others improve themselves). I have yet to find a workplace that wouldn't be improved if it focused on developing this set of human skills”

Fields of Expertise

  • Educational Leadership
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement
  • School Policy Development
  • Community Education
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Associate Professor Peter Grootenboer

Mathematics
" I am focused on promoting school-based educational development by supporting middle leaders through action research. I have a particular interest in mathematics education"

Fields of Expertise

  • Action Research
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Practice
  • Educational Research
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Dr Dawn Adams

Senior Lecturer in the Austism Centre of Excellence
"My research aims to help parents, teachers and anyone working with young people with disabilities to better understand challenging or difficult behaviour and how to reduce it or its impact"

Fields of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Childhood Behaviour
  • Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology
  • Development Disabilities and Genetic Syndromes
  • Mental Health
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Dr Madonna Stinson

Senior Lecturer in Arts and Drama Education
"My teaching and research interests’ focus on creative approaches to curriculum and pedagogy. I am passionate about providing opportunities for students to learn in collaborative and imaginative environments preparing them for life in the 21st century"

Fields of Expertise

  • Creative Pedagogy
  • Drama Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Arts Education
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Professor Glenn Finger

Education
“I believe that teaching is the most important profession on our planet. It is the profession which can inspire learners, improve the life prospects of our young people, and help construct new knowledge and develop solutions to create a better world”

Fields of Expertise

  • eLearning
  • Technology Education
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
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Dr Tasha Riley

Lecturer in Understanding Diversity
“The better attuned we are to ourselves, the better attuned we are to the needs of our learners”

Fields of Expertise

  • Social Justice in Education
  • Diversity Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Critical Multicultural and Anti-racist Education
  • HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Education
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Professor Jacqueline Roberts

Chair, Autism Centre of Excellence
"The Autism Centre of Excellence has a collaborative holistic focus which includes working with people with autism and their families and developing networks and partnerships with service providers, and a range of state and federal government departments and bodies. Our teaching and research is informed by a strengths-based respectful approach focused on building capacity and recognising and developing the many abilities of people with autism and their potential to contribute to society"

Fields of Expertise

  • Autism Inclusion into Mainstream Education
  • Communication and Autism
  • Early Intervention for Children with Autism
  • Echolalia
  • Education and Autism
  • Evidence Supported Interventions for people with Autism
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Dr Sarah Prestridge

Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
“I am passionate about building teachers and their students ability to embrace digital technologies in the classroom”

Fields of Expertise

  • Use and Integration of ICT
  • Digital Literacy
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Online Professional Learning
  • Teacher Professional Development
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Dr Glenda McGregor

Deputy Head of School (Academic)
“Quality education is a right, not a privilege. Our job as teachers and researchers is to make a meaningful contribution to the project of achieving a socially just society through the transformative power of learning”

Fields of Expertise

  • Alternative and Democratic Schooling
  • Curriculum
  • Social Justice and Education
  • Sociology of Youth
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Associate Professor David Geelan

Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching)
H G Wells said 'Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe'. I'm one member among many of Team Education. We're training in the midst of running, and studying better ways to run"

Fields of Expertise

  • Science Education
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Scientific Visualisations and Simulations
  • Chemistry and Physics
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Dr Sulochini Pather

Lecturer in Special Needs and Inclusive Education
"My research focuses on the education of children with special needs and disabilities; and Inclusive Education policy and practice."

Fields of Expertise

  • Inclusive Education Policy and Practice
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disability Studies
  • Inclusion of Minority Ethnic Learners
  • Global and International Perspectives in Inclusive Education
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Dr Georgina Barton

Senior Lecturer in English and Arts Education
“I am interested in using arts-based methods and creative and reflective ways to improve literacy for all students, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds”

Fields of Expertise

  • English
  • Literacy
  • Music Education
  • Arts Education
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Associate Professor Karen L Martin

Early Childhood Education
"My research focuses on early childhood education, particularly the intersection of child development and learning with curriculum and pedagogy. I also have expertise regarding Indigenous Australian early childhood education (teacher professional learning, the role of culture in curriculum and pedagogy). "

Fields of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Development and Learning
  • Aboriginal Knowledge and Cultural Components
  • Research Methodology
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Dr Lisbeth Kitson

Lecturer in English and Literacy Education
"My research and teaching focus is on the intersection of English, multiple literacies, curriculum literacies and technology and how these intersections are managed in primary and middle years classrooms"

Fields of Expertise

  • Language and Literacy in the Primary and Middle Years
  • Literacies
  • Literacy across the Curriculum
  • Use and Integration of ICT
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Associate Professor Jeanne Allen

Teacher Education
"I am a qualitative researcher with a focus on teacher education, innovation in partnership, work-integrated learning, professional experience and mentoring, and teacher identity"

Fields of Expertise

  • Innovation in Partnership
  • Professional Experience and Mentoring
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Identity
  • Work-integrated Learning
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Dr Harry Kanasa

Lecturer in Science Education
“I’m focused on effective pedagogy in the science and maths classroom”

Fields of Expertise

  • Scientific Literacy
  • STEM Education
  • Giftedness
  • Effective Pedagogy in Maths and Science Education
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Dr Stephen Norton

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education
“Teaching mathematics up to calculus is very easy, once you know how. It is mostly about having a deep and connected knowledge of mathematics and very specific teaching strategies to address student misconceptions. Children who have the tools to understand tend to engage”

Fields of Expertise

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Curriculum Design
  • Primary and Secondary Mathematics
  • Teacher Training
  • Whole-school Mathematics Training
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Dr Mark Tyler

Senior Lecturer Adult and Vocational Education
"My publications and research track record is indicative of my commitment and capacity to carry out research through collaborative engagement. The challenge as I see it is to devise clear strategies that give room for individualism and at the same time encourage the sorts of collaborations necessary to promote leading edge knowledge production."

Fields of Expertise

  • Continuing, Adult and Vocational Education
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Older Learner's Digital Literacies
  • Workplace Learning
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Dr Sue Monk

Lecturer in Diversity and Cultural Education
“I am happy to be part of a school that is committed to diversity and social justice. Building strong connections between schools and communities is one way to put this commitment into action”

Fields of Expertise

  • Latin American Studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Arts Practice and Cultural Identity
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Social Justice and Education
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Professor Donna Pendergast

Head and Dean
"My research focuses on early adolescent teaching and learning, school reform and teacher professional learning"

Fields of Expertise

  • Middle Years Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Efficacy
  • Teacher Professional Development
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Dr Mia O'Brien

Coordinator of Initial Teacher Education
"Positive people flourish. Teaching, learning and leadership are all wonderful examples of human endeavours that are energised more effectively by positivity and resourcefulness. My role is to enable others to teach, learn, lead and live in more positive, meaningful (and evidence-based) ways"

Fields of Expertise

  • Action Research
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Learning
  • Initial Teacher Education
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Dr Susan Whatman

Senior Lecturer in HPE and Sports Coaching
“I am passionate about theorising curriculum and pedagogy wherever teaching and learning occurs, such as in health and physical education (HPE) and sports coaching. I have a particular interest in Indigenous education settings”

Fields of Expertise

  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Advanced Teaching Strategies in HPE
  • Motor Development and Programming
  • Sport Coaching
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Professor Michael Balfour

Applied Theatre
“I’m focused on theatre in social contexts, in particular work in sites of conflict, prisons and community-based social justice practice”

Fields of Expertise

  • Applied Theatre
  • Drama
  • Arts practice in sites of war and conflict
  • Performance Essay
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Dr Michelle Neumann

Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
"Growing readers and writers in fun, creative, and innovative ways will help prepare young children for the future"

Fields of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Literacy Development
  • Science Education
  • Digital Literacy
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Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
“I take pride in being a teaching practitioner and consider this background essential to my academic work”

Fields of Expertise

  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Language and Identity
  • Language Education and Literacy Policy and Practice
  • Linguistic Landscape
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Dr Wayne Usher

Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Education
"How do I frame my research philosophy? I tend to ensure that my research findings have an impact on current and future practices in pedagogy and the wider community. Ensuring that research is a key driver to informing practice is my main focus"

Fields of Expertise

  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Community Health Care Delivery
  • Curriculum Development
  • Digital Technology
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • Health Education
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