Hilary Whitehouse is an educator with a strong committment to researching, learning and teaching science education, environmental education, education for sustainability, and research education. Her current research interests are in climate change education, and exploring the illuminations of new ecofeminism and feminist new materialism. She lives in Cairns.

Hilary is an executive editor of the Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892 (2017 IF 2.472) ranked in the top 15% of education journals in the world and in the top third of environmental studies journals.

Hilary is a member of the international advisory board for the Australian Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892, and a life member of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE). 

HIlary was the JCU team leader for the OLT (Category 1) Step Up Project (2013-2016) that focussed on enhancing the quality and quantity of science teaching in north Queensland, see http://www.stepup.edu.au

As Deputy Dean of the Graduate Research School, Hilary looks after higher degree by research (HDR) students on the Cairns campus and ensures the Postgraduate Centre is a comfortable and safe place for collegiality and study. She serves on the University's Research Education Sub-Commiitte as an Executive member. She works with the GRS team and with the Indigenous Research and Education Centre to further develop the curriculum and pedagogy for masters level research education and HDR training to enhance research student experiences.

Hilary is part of the University's Sustainable Development Working Group considering the inplementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the University's SDG Implementation Plan. 

Hilary's higher degree students are professional educators looking to further develop their knowledge and skills through innovative research that make a contribution to education praxis.



  • IA5014: Indigenous Knowledges and Research (Level 5; CNS)
  • Climate change education
  • Education for sustainability
  • Science education
  • Gender
  • 2011 to 2019 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
Research Disciplines
  • 2016 - JCU TropEco Leadership and Governance Highly Commended, with Dr Maxine Newlands, for the Eco-Feminism, Educators and Climate Change Symposium, July 2016.
  • 2015 - JCU TropEco Learning and Teaching Award, with A/P Margaret Carter, for ensuring ecologically literate, post-graduate education leaders with the skills and expertise to make a positive contribution to society.
  • 2006 - Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for leadership in ... fostering of science and environmental education as twenty-first century curriculum.

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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.

  • Outcomes of Implementing a Blended Teaching Methodology Into a Regional University Professional Undergraduate Degree (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Researching Nannagogy: A Case Study Celebrating Women in Their Prime Crafting Eco-activism (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Indigenising Education - an Investigation of Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • My journey towards language: An Autoethnography of Wakka Wakka Reclamation (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • STEM Implementation: A case study in the Queensland context (working title) (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Young peoples' disengagement from education: hearing parent voices (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Children's Perceptions of Hope for our Future World (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Implementing Engagement Programs for Disengaged Students in Secondary Schools. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Luk Luk Tambaran: Educational Media Representation of New Ireland Performance Art (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Outcomes Assessments in Undergraduate Veterinary Science Education. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Understanding small business entrepreneurship among migrant African-Australian women in North Queensland: A feminist study of lived experience and learning. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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