Greg Burnett is Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University in Australia. His research and teaching emphases include: a broad sociology of education with a Pacific focus; the influence of cultural and other social difference on schooling; and an exploration of critical and postcolonial theory as a basis for teaching, learning and researching in teacher education. His professional and personal life have emerged from various Pacific ‘routes’ that have led via Australia, Nauru, Kiribati, Fiji and New Zealand to name but a few. In each of these places he has lived and worked as an educator at various levels for extended periods over the last 30 years.


  • ED1401: Education Perspectives and Practice (Level 1; CNS, ONL & TSV)
  • ED2991: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5977: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (Level 5; CNS & TSV)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Greg Burnett from 2013 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Mainland Chinese students’ experience of learning English at a transnational higher education institution in Singapore (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Exploring the use of Picture Books in Developing Pacific Mindedness of Students Learning French as a Second Language (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Backpackers or Educators, A Comparative Analysis of International Teachers in Schools across Southern China (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • An Exploration of Adult English Learners' Lived Experiences in, between and beyond the Classroom (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Using mobile technology to personalise the acquisition of English as an additional language learning (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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