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Emily White

Research Fellow
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
digital literacy
Accessible assessment
Assessment for teaching
vision impairment education
item response theory
vision impairment
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Emily White

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Primary Interest
Inclusive education
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Emily White


Emily White is a Research Fellow and sessional lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include: developing assessments using item response theory to understand the abilities of students with complex learning profiles, particularly vision impairment, for the purpose of informing teaching; accessible assessment for students with print disability; digital literacy for students with disability; and inclusive education for students with disability by supporting improvements in pedagogy.

As part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project, her current research focuses on teacher promotion of self-regulated learning skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects across Australia and Germany. She is also in the preliminary stages of developing research to understand how blind students learn to use braille for the purpose of becoming literate. Emily lectures on how teachers can use data to support targeted teaching and learning for students with disability, and how these students can learn to use technology and use technology to learn. She advises on inclusive assessment design, reasonable adjustments, inclusive education, and test accessibility for students with vision and/or motor impairment to state and national assessment and educational bodies. She serves as a teacher practitioner in vision impairment and physical education, having previously worked in curriculum coordination, specialist, itinerant, and classroom roles for over fifteen years.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


SIG 15 Special Educational Needs Conference Poster Prize for Junior Researchers

European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI)


Melbourne Education Research Institute Research Higher Degree Travelling Scholarship


Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry Scholarship


Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Special Education Scholarship


National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I Scholarship





Research Fellow

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education


Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

Category 2 - Qualified Specialist Teacher (Vision Impairment) Plus Professional Learning

South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI)


Vision Impact Research Group


International Council on the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)


PhD, Education

University of Melbourne

Master of Special Education (Sensory Impairment)

The University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

University of Virginia

Master of Teaching

University of Virginia