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DR Amy McKernan


  • History and citizenship learning
  • History education
  • Museum education
  • Social equity and diversity



  • Amy McKernan is a lecturer and researcher in education. Her primary research interests centre on the teaching of 'uncomfortable' histories of trauma, violence and injustice, with a particular focus on teaching and learning in public historical institutions and heritage sites. Her doctoral research investigated representations of confronting and contested histories in several Australian museum institutions, and more recently she has undertaken research in the International Baccalaureate's Diploma Programme.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • MTeach, University of Melbourne 2011
  • BA, University of Melbourne 2006



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research interests broadly focus on inclusion and diversity in education. My primary area of expertise is in history education, however I am also interested in research addressing issues of gender, disability, and cultural difference in education. I have experience working with a range of research methodologies and approaches, with an emphasis on qualitative and interpretive work.