DR Shiralee Poed

DR Shiralee Poed


  • Disability Discrimination (Reasonable Adjustments to Curriculum)
  • Managing Complex Behaviour (Proactive and Reactive Strategies)
  • Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports
  • Reducing Restrictive Interventions



  • Dr Shiralee Poed brings extensive school-based experience to her work with the Learning Intervention Team. For almost 30 years, Shiralee has worked as a teacher in Australian state, Catholic and independent primary, secondary and special schools, as well as in various senior educational roles. Prior to commencing at the University of Melbourne in 2011, Shiralee was a lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Queensland. During 2014 and 2015, Shiralee was seconded to the Victorian Department of Education and Training to lead the implementation of School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support in government schools around the state. As a Senior Lecturer within the Learning Interventions team, Shiralee's research interests include disability discrimination in education, reducing the use of restrictive interventions, and using Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports with fidelity.    


Member of

  • All Means All Academic Advisory Committee. Member of the Board 2017 -
  • Association of Positive Behavior Supports. Member 2013 -
  • Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports Australia. Australian Steering Group and Focus Group Co-Leader 2013 -
  • Australian Association of Research in Education. Inclusive Education SIG Member 2011 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association. Chapter Member 2009 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2013

    DEECD Provision of Advice on Protective Behaviours. Chief Investigator: Shiralee Poed.


    DEECD Challenging Behaviour Professional Learning Program.  Author:  Shiralee Poed.


    Vice Chancellor's Staff Engagement Project Grant (matched by contribution from the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne) for "School-wide Positive Behaviour Support Trial:  Review and Recommendations.  Chief Investigator:  Shiralee Poed.

    The development and use of individual learning plans as a basis for intervention in school programs with deaf and hard of hearing students.  Chief Investigator:  Associate Professor P. Margaret Brown.

    2009 / 2010 

    International grant on comparative study of universal design for students with disabilities in higher education. Chief Investigator: Mika Kataoka (Kagoshima University, Japan).


    Peer Review of Teaching Project. Griffith University Faculty of Education.  Chief Investigator: Glenn Finger.

    Learning and engagement in young children. Griffith University Faculty of Education. Chief Investigators: Keen, Poed and Muspratt. ($2834)


Education and training

  • PhD, Griffith University 2016
  • MEd, Queensland University of Technology 2001
  • BEd, The University of Queensland 1991
  • DipTeach, Brisbane College of Advanced Education 1989

Awards and honors

  • Dr Ann Shorten Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Law and Education, Australian and New Zealand Education and Law Association, 2016
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award (jointly with Catherine Gow, David Haynes & Jane Page), University of Melbourne, 2014
  • MGSE Teaching Excellence Award, University of Melbourne, 2013
  • ResearchMaster Award for Excellence in Research Management (as a member of MGSE ECA Committee), Association for Tertiary Education Management, 2013
  • Deputy Dean's Commendation for Learning and Teaching, Griffith University, 2010
  • Pro Vice Chancellor Commendation for Teaching, Griffith University, 2010
  • Highly Commended, Early Career Academic, Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Griffith University, 2010
  • Pro Vice Chancellor Commendation for Teaching, Griffth University, 2010
  • Three Minute Thesis Final - Runner Up, Griffith University, 2010
  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Citation, Griffth University, 2009
  • Inaugural Deputy Dean's Learning and Teaching Commendation, Griffth University, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • The following areas represent my teaching and research interests:

    Disability Discrimination Legislation
    Managing Complex Behaviours
    Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports
    Reducing Restrictive interventions
    Students with Disabilities
    Educating Students with Disabilities