Kelsey is a Senior Lecturer in Education whose expertise includes education policy, curriculum studies and interdisciplinary projects in a range of fields including: teacher education, education system integration, citizenship and values education, history teaching, and service learning. Recent and current projects include service learning curriculum and pedagogy design  and holistic education to support student wellbeing. 

Since taking up her position in 2011, Kelsey's teaching and research has focused 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. 

Current Projects:

Project Lead: Strengthening models of Education and Health integration for wellbeing in learning communities in North Queensland

Project Team: She Maps Program Evalution (WISE Grant $65.000.00).

Project Team: Transition experiences of students from primary school to secondary school.




  • 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 and Values Education
  • History Teaching
  • Education Systems
  • Service Learning
  • Higher Degree Research Education
  • Holistic Models of EducationL for wellbeing and development
  • Curriculum studies
  • Education Policy
  • 2018 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Course Coordinator Bachelor of Education (Secondary), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Course Coordinator - Bachelor of Education (Secondary), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Course Coordinator - Masters of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2017 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2015 - First Year Coordinator (Education), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Teacher, Education Queensland (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Research Fellow, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2006 to 2009 - PhD Candidate, James Cook University (Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2019 - Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Best Paper Award: Balancing classroom ready with community ready: enabling agency to engage with community through critical service learning
  • 2019 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2017 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2013 - TropEco Award: Curriculum - for enhancing education for sustainability in learning, teaching and research (James Cook University)
  • 2006 to 2008 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Recipient
  • 2013 to 2014 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Fellowship
  • Queensland History Teachers Association
  • International Association of Research into Service Learning Education (IARSLE)
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Australian Association of Research in Education

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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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