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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 Peter Kell
Pro Vice-Chancellor - Law, Education, Business and Arts
E: Peter Kell
Principal Supervisor
  • International education
  • Global student mobility
  • Higher education in the Asia Pacific
  • Vocational Education
  • English language training
  • Teacher education
    Literacy
Professor Richard Midford
Professor of Health in Education
T: +61 8 8946 7443
E: Richard Midford
Principal Supervisor
  • Prevention of alcohol and drug harm in the workplace
  • Community action research
  • Indicators of alcohol harm
  • Alcohol and other drug program evaluation
  • School drug education

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/Prof Greg Shaw
Associate Professor in 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
A/Prof 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
Dr Stephen Bolaji
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6076
E: Stephen Bolaji
  • Education Policy Studies
  • History and Development of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dr Yoshi Budd
Lecturer in Secondary Education (English)
T: +61 8 8946 6749
E: Yoshi Budd
PhD - Associate
Master - Principal
  • Critical literacy
  • Teaching English-literacy
  • The English curriculum
  • Teaching and learning with postmodern picture books
  • Qualitative research on students’ online engagement
  • Teaching and learning through asynchronous discussion boards
  • Educational research informed by poststructuralist and feminist theories
Dr Hua (Gretchen) Geng
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 7623
E: Gretchen Geng
Principal Supervisor
  • Cultural studies between Australia and China
  • TESOL and pedagogies
  • ICT in education
  • Mobile learning
  • Cloud learning technologies
Dr Nicoli Barnes
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6458
E: Nicoli Barnes
Associate Supervisor
  • Inclusion
  • Young people and disadvantage
Dr Khalid Khan
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6963
E: Khalid Khan
  • 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
  • Aspects of ESL, TESOL and LOTE pedagogy and policy
  • Education and technology
  • Quality Assurance

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 Linda Mahony
Lecturer in Education
T: +61 8 8946 6632
E: Linda Mahony

PhD - Associate
Master - Principal
  • Teacher decision-making, knowledge and thinking
  • Pedagogical practice
  • Reflexive thinking
  • Parental separation and divorce
  • Early childhood and primary education

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

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

Associate 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
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
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 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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