Australian education policy and practice; Sociology of education; Gender aspects of education; History and philosophy of education; Curriculum theory (Research methodologies and practices in education; Education policy.)
Theoretical and empirical projects related to knowledge, identities, inequalities and education policy and practice in Australia
Associate Dean (Research and Development) and Professor of Teacher Education,. University of Technology Sydney; Associate Professor of Education La Trobe University; Director of Women’s Studies La Trobe University; Lecturer State College of Victoria, Melbourne.
Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar appointments:
Univ.Umea, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Goldsmiths College, Univ London; Waikato Univ., NZ; Univ Syracuse, USA; Univ Bergen, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
Honours and awards:
Honorary Doctorate, University of Umea, Sweden (1999); John & Eric Smyth Travelling Scholarship (1975-6); NZ Federation of University Women Visiting Scholar (1993); Norwegian Research Council Fellowship (2001)
President Australian Association for Research in Education 1998; Chair AARE Ethics Committee 1994-7; AARE Executive Member 1994-9; Chair of Melbourne Studies in Education Management Committee 1996-9; Australian Curriculum Studies Association Executive 2005-
Editor Melbourne Studies in Education 1993-5; Editorial Boards of Australian Journal of Education 1996-; Discourse 1983-; Education Australia 1995-99; Pedagogy, Culture and Society (previously Curriculum Studies (UK)) 1995-; International Journal of Inclusive Education 1996-; Review of Educational Research (USA) 1997-9; Critical Studies in Education 2006-; Series editor, Feminist Educational Thinking (Open University Press).
ARC College of Experts (Social Behavioural and Economic Sciences) 2001-4, DEET Projects of National Significance Funding Committee 1985-6; Reviews of research centres, departments, faculties : U Tas; Uni SA; Deakin, Monash, Toronto.
Teaching and supervision:
In Education for over 20 years at all levels, from Dip Ed to Ed D and PhD. Courses