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Dr

Kate O'Connor

Research Fellow
social sciences
education & educational research
policy
federalism
national reform
education
higher-education
knowledge
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Dr

Kate O'Connor

 
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Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
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Dr

Kate O'Connor

 

Kate O’Connor is a Research Fellow in the Social Transformations and Education Research Hub at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research interests are in curriculum policy and practice in schools and universities, sociology of education, educational technology and digital scholarship.



Kate’s PhD, “Remaking the university curriculum: what counts as knowledge in the new forms of online learning”, took up one of the most notable developments in higher education today, the burgeoning of online learning, and brought to it an original set of questions and theoretical perspectives drawn from curriculum theory: what is happening to knowledge? It was awarded the 2019 University of Melbourne Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, the 2019 Melbourne Graduate School of Education Doctoral Research Prize and the 2018 AARE Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education Special Commendation.
Kate is currently undertaking research within an ARC-funded program of work, Youth Identity and Educational Change, led by Professor Julie McLeod.

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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

University of Melbourne Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis 2019

2019

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Doctoral Research Prize 2019

2018

Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education - Special Commendation 2018

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Casual

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Casual

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Research Fellow

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Society For Research Into Higher Education (Srhe) Member

SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH INTO HIGHER EDUCATION

Australian Association For Research In Education (Aare) Member

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE)

Education


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (EDUCATION)

University of Melbourne

BACHELOR OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT (HONOURS)

University of Melbourne

BACHELOR OF ARTS (MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS)

University of Melbourne