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  • Global studies in education (Curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy)
  • Intercultural education (Curriculum, pedagogy, leadership, whole-school)
  • Islamic education (History, philosophy, practice)
  • Teacher education effectiveness



  • Dr Eeqbal Hassim is an intercultural educator with national and international consulting experience in intercultural curriculum and pedagogy. He is presently Senior Lecturer (International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub and Global Studies in Education) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (Centre for Program Evaluation).

    Prior to this role, Eeqbal was Senior Manager (Research and Australian Curriculum Strategy) at the Asia Education Foundation, where he led the development of the organisation’s research profile and worked closely with Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on the Australian Curriculum general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. He has held other academic and research management roles at The University of Melbourne (Asia Institute and Asian Law Centre), Deakin University (Alfred Deakin Research Institute) and the Australian Catholic University (School of Education). Eeqbal works closely with schools and has presented close to 30 keynotes at education forums in Australia and overseas.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 2004

Awards and honors

  • Asia Institute Alumni Community Award, University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (PhD), University of Melbourne, 2005
  • Faculty of Arts Dean's Award, University of Melbourne, 2004


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I would be pleased to consider co-supervising RHD students in my current fields of research interest and activity. These are intercultural education, global issues in education (with a focus on Asia), and teacher education effectiveness.