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Jane Page

Associate Professor
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
social sciences
education & educational research
early childhood education
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Jane Page

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
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Jane Page


Dr Jane Page is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Researcher in the REEaCh Hub. Jane has worked in the early childhood field for over thirty years covering a range of roles both as a director and teacher in early childhood services as well as teaching and researching in the University sector.

Jane’s research interests include teacher effectiveness, coaching, educational leadership and the application of human rights principles in early childhood settings. Her work on futures education and children's rights has been twice recognised by L'Eta; Verde: Associazione Culturale, a Rome-based international research organisation, who awarded her the Aurelio Peccei Prize in 1996 and 2001. In recent years Jane has been actively engaged in the development and implementation of a number of projects with state and local government and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) that focus on early years teachers’ pedagogical practices. These include the 2011 Victorian Framework Implementation: Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes Project, the 2012 Assessment for Learning Project, the 2013 Inquiry to Implementation Project (VCAA) and in 2015-2019 has been a Research Adviser for VCAA on the Assessment for Learning Early Years Networks Project and Leading Assessment for Learning and Development: A Communities of Practice Project. Jane has also managed projects concerned with quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions on vulnerable children. She was Operations Manager of the Victorian Advancing Early Learning Project (VAEL) with DEECD, City of Moonee Valley and in 2015 Hume City Council from 2013-2016 and Lead Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage Grant Building a Bridge into Preschool in Remote Northern Territory with the Department of Education, Northern Territory government.In 2019 Jane was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division for service to education.


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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Medal of the Order of Australia


University of Melbourne Diversity and Inclusion Award (with Catherine Gow, David Haynes and Shiralee Poed)


MGSE Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in teaching, skill and imagination (with Jan Deans, Rachel Flottman and Sarah Young).


This award is shared with two colleagues with Glenda MacNaughton and Merlyne Cruz

Victorian Multicultural Commission Victoria's Awards for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs


The University of Melbourne Staff Equity Research Fellowship


Aurelio Peccei Prize, LEta; Verde Associazione, Rome, Italy.


Aurelio Peccei Prize, LEta; Verde Associazione, Rome, Italy


Awarded by Australian Early Childhood Association

Alice Creswick and Sheila Kimpton Foundation Award


Awarded by School of Early Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, University of Melbourne.

Ada Mary a’Beckett Award of Excellence





Associate Professor

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Committee Member

MCPC Royal Children's Hospital Children's Voices in Hospital Committee

Council Member

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Council Member

Newman College Council Inc.


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Education

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Education

University of Melbourne

Diploma of Teaching

Institute of Early Childhood Development