Hilary Whitehouse is environmental educator and science educator with a strong committment to researching and teaching climate change education. She has had a long career in education, working in Australia and overseas. She lives in Cairns because she loves rainforests and reefs. Her hobby is tropical gardening and frogscaping.

Hilary is a life member of the Australian Association of Environmental Education and currently serves on the executive committee. She is an executive editor of the Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892 and is a member of the international advisory board for the Australian Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892.

She is the JCU team leader for the Step Up Project (2013-2016) to enhance the quality and quantity of science teaching in Queensland, see http://www.stepup.edu.au


  • ED1411: Foundations of Sustainability in Education (Level 1; CNS)
  • ED3092: Science Education for Early Childhood (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED3293: Teaching for Learning 2 (Secondary) (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5190: Introduction to Educational Research (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5912: Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future (Level 5; TSV)
  • Climate change education
  • Education for sustainability
  • Science education
  • 2011 to 2016 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2006 - Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Students Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 40+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Hilary Whitehouse from 2001 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.

  • Improving Outcomes for First Year Students Learning Anatomy and Physiology in the Health Sciences. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Writing in Role: A new Process to Engage and Empower Students, Providing a Meaningful Context for Literacy Instruction. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Indigenising Education - an Investigation of Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Sustainable Practices that Positively Influence a Wellbeing Culture in Schools (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Education for Sustainability in a Difficult Political Climate: A Social Learning Model (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • No Race, No Competition: considering the Possibility of Post-race Theory in Australia: a Study with Migrant Teachers (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Entrepreneurship Education Through a Feminist Lens: The Case of Migrant African Australian Women Entrepreneurs in North Queensland, Australia. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Implementing Engagement Programs for Disengaged Students in Secondary Schools. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Learn for Life (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Defining Nannagogy: Investigating Older Women’s Environmental Citizenship Learning through the Experiences of the Knitting Nannas Against Gas (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)

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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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