MR Gregory Donoghue

MR Gregory Donoghue


  • The Brain and the Science of Learning (Neuroscience, neuroeducation)



  • Greg is currently in the final stages of his Ph.D supervised by Laureate Professor John Hattie, and is a researcher and lecturer at the Science of Learning Research Centre at the Graduate School of Education. His thesis explores the contribution of neuroscience to education,that is - how knowledge of the brain can (and can not) inform educational practice. He has quantitatively researched learning strategies through sociocultural and psychological lenses, and drawn links with cognitive and behavioural neuroscience by developing a conceptual framework and a pedagogical model for the learning sciences. He currently lectures in the Masters Capstone project, and is developing new courses in the Foundations of Human Learning for various Masters streams. Prior to entering academia, Greg worked extensively in the area of children's wellbeing, having served in Victoria as a senior police detective and child protection investigator, and most recently in the field of wellbeing education.    



Education and training

  • M.Ed, University of Melbourne 2012
  • Grad.Cert Neuro (Learning), University of Melbourne 2011
  • Grad.Dip.Crim, University of Melbourne 1990
  • B.Sc, University of Melbourne 1987


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available for non-PhD supervision in the fields of educational neuroscience, science of learning, and student wellbeing.