Associate Dean (Research and Development) and Professor of Teacher Education,. University of Technology Sydney; Associate Professor of Education La Trobe University; Director of Women’s Studies La Trobe University; Lecturer State College of Victoria, Melbourne.
Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar appointments:
Univ.Umea, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Goldsmiths College, Univ London; Waikato Univ., NZ; Univ Syracuse, USA; Univ Bergen, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
Honours and awards:
Honorary Doctorate, University of Umea, Sweden (1999); John & Eric Smyth Travelling Scholarship (1975-6); NZ Federation of University Women Visiting Scholar (1993); Norwegian Research Council Fellowship (2001)
President Australian Association for Research in Education 1998; Chair AARE Ethics Committee 1994-7; AARE Executive Member 1994-9; Chair of Melbourne Studies in Education Management Committee 1996-9; Australian Curriculum Studies Association Executive 2005-
Editor Melbourne Studies in Education 1993-5; Editorial Boards of Australian Journal of Education 1996-; Discourse 1983-; Education Australia 1995-99; Pedagogy, Culture and Society (previously Curriculum Studies (UK)) 1995-; International Journal of Inclusive Education 1996-; Review of Educational Research (USA) 1997-9; Critical Studies in Education 2006-; Series editor, Feminist Educational Thinking (Open University Press).
ARC College of Experts (Social Behavioural and Economic Sciences) 2001-4, DEET Projects of National Significance Funding Committee 1985-6; Reviews of research centres, departments, faculties : U Tas; Uni SA; Deakin, Monash, Toronto.
Teaching and supervision:
In Education for over 20 years at all levels, from Dip Ed to Ed D and PhD. Courses on curriculum studies; educational change in context; gender and education; qualitative research methodology; educational evaluation; sociology of education. Has supervized to completion 27 Masters and 15 PhD theses.
Social change and educational knowledge; inequalities and education; Australian education policy and practice; identities in changing cultural context; curriculum theory; education research methodology; gender and class.
Core curriculum and values education (1978-9 CDC); Gender and Australian education policy and practice (1980-); The Student Pathways Project (1995-96 MCEETYA); The 12 to 18 Project: a qualitative, longitudinal study of secondary students (1993- 2001 ARC); The E-ffects Project: Enhancing Learning through Computer-based technologies (2001-3, funded by ARC and NSW DET); Changing work, changing workers, changing selves: a study of pedagogies in the new vocationalism (2002-4, ARC), A Multi-disciplinary investigation of how trauma and illness impact on schooling, identity and social connectivity (ARC Linkage 2006-9); School knowledge, working knowledge and the knowing subject: a review of state curriculum policies 1975-2005 (ARC Discovery 2007-8)
Summary of publications:
5 books; 2 edited books; 7 reports; 21 book chapters; 48 journal articles; 80 conference papers; plus a large number of reviews, and publications for broader professional and public . Major publications include Theory/Practice Dilemmas: knowledge, gender and education (1990); The Education of Girls: policy, research and the question of gender (1993); Student Pathways (1996); Reconstructing the Lifelong Learner (2003); What does good education research look like? Situating a field and its practices (2004), Making Modern Lives: schooling, subjectivity and social change (2006).
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Honorary Life Member
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Filosofie Hedersdoktor (Honorary Doctorate)
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
British Educational Research Association
European Education Research Association
Australian Curriculum Studies Association
American Educational Research Association
Australian Association for Research in Education
Doctor of Philosophy
La Trobe University
Master of Education
University of Bristol
Master of Arts (with honours)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
University of Melbourne
Diploma of Education
University of Melbourne