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Our research supervisors offer significant expertise and experience to support the success of our PhD and Masters students.

Research students

Please note: Principal Supervisors can also be Associate Supervisors.

NameSupervisionArea of expertise

Professor Sue Shore
Professor in Education (Research)
and Director (International Graduate Centre of Education)
T: +61 8 8946 6897
E: Sue Shore

Principal Supervisor
  • Culture, whiteness and race in education
  • Teachers’ work
  • Adult literacy: research, policy, community engagement
  • Postcolonial & poststructural approaches to inquiry

A/Professor Laurence Tamatea
Associate Professor in Pedagogy & Learning
T: +61 8 8946 6357
E: Laurence Tamatea

Principal Supervisor
  • Posthumanism
  • Technologies
  • Website development 
  • PHP
  • Society and education
Professor Greg Shaw
Dean, College of Education
T: +61 8 8946 7306
E: Greg Shaw
Principal Supervisor
  • Adult Teaching & Learning
  • Information Communication
  • Technology in Education
  • Open & Distance Teaching & Learning
  • Teaching & Program evaluation
  • Community development & Rural/Remote education
Dr Stephen Bolaji
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6076
E: Stephen Bolaji
Principal Supervisor
  • Education Policy Studies
  • History and Development of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dr Jessica Chong
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6143
E: Jessica Chong

Associate for PhD

Principal for Masters

  • International Comparison
  • Mixed-method Research
  • Educational Equity/ Inclusive Education
  • Policy Analysis
  • Multidisciplinary/ Cross-sectorial Teamwork (Special Education)
  • Health and Physical Education
Dr Khalid Khan
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6963
E: Khalid Khan
Principal Supervisor

  • Geometry
  • Differential Geometry
  • Differentiable Manifolds
  • ICT in Mathematics Education
Dr Ania Lian
Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning
T: +61 8 8946 7458
E: Ania Lian
Principal Supervisor
  • English Language teaching and literacy
  • Technology-Enhanced Language- Learning
  • Second-Language Teaching//Learning
  • Quality Assurance in higher Education curricula
  • Research methods and research methodology
  • Critical pedagogy

Dr Sharon Lierse
Lecturer in Education (Melbourne)
T: +61 3 9918 4614
E: Sharon Lierse

Principal Supervisor
  • Excellence in Education
  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • The Arts in Education; music in education
  • Studio Teaching
  • Education in Malaysia
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Historical Research

Dr Jon Mason
Senior Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6632
E: Jon Mason

Principal Supervisor
  • Frontiers in digital learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • International IT standards development
  • Open Educational Practices
  • Knowledge systems
  • Semantics & Sense-making
  • Learning communities
Dr Terry McClafferty
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 7485
E: Terry McClafferty

  • Informal learning in museums, science centres, and zoos
  • Analysis and measurement of children’s and adults’ learning of science
  • Evaluation of public programs and science curriculum projects

Dr Georgie Nutton
Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood)
T: +61 8 8946 7793
E: Georgie Nutton

Principal Supervisor

  • Early Childhood learning and development
  • Epidemiological and intervention studies in remote and Indigenous and disadvantaged populations
  • Strategic (policy and program) evaluation
  • Professional development and pre-service teacher education
  • Methodologies include: range of statistical models (multi-level regression analysis and bivariate), quasi experimental methods, Participatory Performance Story Reporting, systematic reviews

Dr Lisa Papatraianou
Senior Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8314 4311
E: Lisa Papatraianou

Associate Supervisor
  • Teacher Education
  • Teachers’ Work
  • Professional Learning
  • Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Cyberbullying
  • Social Networking (online and offline)
  • Informal learning
  • Workplace learning

Dr Farha Sattar
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 7636
E: Farha Sattar

Associate Supervisor
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • ICT in Mathematics and Geoscience
  • Pedagogy for Spatial Data Handling
  • Distance Education
  • Teaching and Learning
Dr Gregory Smith
Senior Lecturer Secondary and Middle Years
T: +61 8 8946 6320
E: Gregory Smith

Principal Supervisor

  • Authentic pedagogy and professional competence
  • Transdisciplinary curriculum
  • Discipline knowledge and curriculum organisation
  • Students and teachers as cultural workers and border crossers
  • Cognitive change and learning
Dr Sue Smith
Senior Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6316
E: Sue Smith
Principal Supervisor
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Mindfulness practices and values education
  • Children, teachers and resilience
Dr Bea Staley
Lecturer in Education 
T: +61 8 8946 6316
E: Bea Staley
Associate Supervisor
  • Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Qualitative methods: Narrative Inquiry
Dr Al Strangeways
Senior Lecturer in Education
Alice Springs
Building 15.2.17
T: +61 8 8959 5229
E: Al Strangeways
Associate Supervisor
  • English teaching
  • Remote teacher education
  • Narrative methodologies

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