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Dr

Brenda Holt

Honorary
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
education & educational research
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higher education
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Brenda Holt

 
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Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
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Dr

Brenda Holt

 

Brenda's work as an educator over the last twenty years has focused around equity and access for underrepresented young people. Starting her career at an outer suburban high school in Melbourne as an English teacher, Brenda moved to the higher education sector in 1993.

She has worked as an academic advisor, counsellor, teacher, Head of College, researcher and administrator during this time. Although she grew up in rural Texas in the USA, she has been a happy migrant in Australia, mainly Melbourne, since 1989. Frustrated with seeing young rural Australians represented mainly in educational statistical data, Brenda decided to undertake a PhD in order to demonstrate some of the complexities of inequality in education that are hard to measure. Her thesis, 'Global Routes/Rural Roots: Identity, Rural Women and Higher Education', was completed at the end of 2007 and won the 2009 Chancellor's Prize (Social Sciences).

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2009

University of Melbourne

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts (Counselling)

Fuller Theological Seminary

Diploma of Education

Monash University

Bachelor of Arts

Baylor University