Dr Kelsey Lowrie (Halbert), is a Senior Lecturer in Education whose work focuses on student and teacher agency in the school and community. Kelsey conducted her doctoral research into values education and was awarded her PhD in 2010. In 2011, she took up her current position at JCU, teaching into undergraduate and postgraduate Education courses.

Kelsey has expertise in curriculum studies, poststructural theory, values education, history teaching, citizenship education and service learning. Kelsey's work focuses on student and teacher agency in the school and the community. Various projects have explored culture and identity within secondary education and higher education insitutions. Kelsey also has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and of research education. 

Kelsey is passionate about supporting pre-service teachers to be civic professionals who challenge themselves and their students. Community-based and place-based approaches to learning promote understanding of local and global issues and make connections between pre-service teachers, schools, professional organisations and community organisations.

  • ED2492: Junior Secondary Curriculum 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • ED2493: Junior Secondary Curriculum 2 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • ED2991: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (Level 2; TSV)
  • ED3460: Service Learning (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED4460: Service Learning for Sustainable Futures (Level 4; TSV)
  • ED5956: Junior Secondary Curriculum I (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5957: Junior Secondary Curriculum II (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5966: Senior Curriculum I (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5967: Senior Curriculum II (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Citizenship Education
  • History Teaching
  • Values Education
  • Service Learning
  • Higher Degree Research Education
  • Post-Structural Theory
  • Curriculum studies
  • Blended learning
  • 2011 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 2009 to 2011 - Teacher, Education Queensland
  • 2008 to 2009 - Research Fellow, James Cook University
  • 2006 to 2009 - PhD Candidate, James Cook University
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2019 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2017 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2013 to 2014 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Fellowship
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • JCU Centre for Research & Innovation in Sustainability Education
  • Australian Association of Research in Education
  • International Association of Research into Service Learning Education (IARSLE)
  • Queensland History Teachers Association

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 26+ research outputs authored by Dr Kelsey Lowrie from 2007 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.

  • Opposition is True Friendship: Difficult Conversations, History, and Future Flourishing (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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