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My writing and research are in the areas of pedagogy and practice. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from ANU, two Graduate Diplomas in Education, a Master of Education (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Education from Western Sydney University.

I have written two books since the award of my doctorate in December 2013 and the links to my UTS profile and Academia sites detail peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, articles and professional association pieces I have written for academic, professional and corporate audiences. Throughout my career I have received national and international awards for outstanding contributions to student learning in Australian universities; in 2019 I received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Social Impact in Teaching and Learning for my work in English Teaching Methods – a subject I love.

I enjoy interacting with media commentators and writing for public forums like ‘The Conversation’ and the AARE Research Matters blog. I have a professional learning network that keeps me in touch with scholars in other countries, as well as a vibrant network of education leaders and classroom teachers both locally and internationally. I belong to many professional associations in education for research, curriculum, technology and AI in education.

A key strength as an educator is my theory-practice background. I take an action research approach that focuses on working at the ‘elbow of teachers in classrooms’ examining and deeply understanding their approaches to pedagogy, curriculum and assessment.

On this website the occasional blog post will be added – I am not making a commitment to write all the time. I’ll also aim to upload professional learning resources and ideas that I think might be of interest to not only teachers in schools but those of us who teach in teacher education in universities.

I hope you will drop by this website on a regular basis. And remember to be kind.

I am privileged to live and work on the Land of the Bidjigal, Gadigal and Birrabirrragal clan groups of the Eora Nation, and pay my respect to Elders past and present.