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Associate Professor Leanne Dalley holds a PhD (Education) together with 28 + years' experience in the field of Education.  

Associate Professor Leanne Dalley has held key leadership positions in the discipline of Education at James Cook University, namely: Head and/or Acting Head of Education (2013 – 2017) and Director of Professional Experience and Community Engagement (2010 – 2012).  Prior to taking up a position at James Cook University, Leanne worked in both private and public-sector schools in rural/regional and metropolitan contexts and held the position as Head of Department (English).

In her roles as Head and/or Acting Head of Education and Director of Professional Experience and Community Engagement, Associate Professor Leanne Dalley engaged with a range of external stakeholders and industry partners around curriculum development and teaching and learning initiatives pertinent to student practicum experiences.  In this capacity, she also operated at the interface between Education at James Cook University and external parties and as the ‘change agent’ within this space. 

Collectively, Associate Professor Leanne Dalley’s teaching and research portfolio has concentrated on Literacies in Education, Secondary English Curriculum Studies, Gender and Education, Contemporary Youth and Cultural Issues, Contemporary Pedagogical Practice and Policy, Leadership in Education, Indigenous Education, Initial Teacher Education and Vocational Education and Training.

Associate Professor Leanne Dalley has presented a number of invited keynote conference presentations. For example:

(2018) Critical literacy in the Essential English classroom. Presented at the Vision 2020 – Master Class Conference – English Teachers Association of Queensland.

(2011) Let's stay put for literacy and numeracy: Summarising the journey. Presented at the Let's Say Put for Literacy and Numeracy – Indigenous Education Conference – Department of Education and Training (Queensland). Co-Presenter with Professor Angela Hill.

(2011) Planning for and conducting action research in schools. Presented at the Low SES Conference – Department of Education and Training (Queensland).

(2011) Research & partnerships: The School of Education (JCU) and schools. Presented at the Riding the waves of change: North Queensland Region Leadership Conference. Queensland Association of State School Principals (Northern Region).

(2008) Gender as a contemporary educational issue.  Where have we come from? Where are we headed? Presented at the 2008 Sydney Regional Quality Teaching in Action Conference. Department of Education, New South Wales.

Associate Professor Leanne Dalley has also engaged in numerous consultancies with educational stakeholders and the delivery of Professional Development to teachers and leaders working in schools across Australia. 

Associate Professor Leanne Dalley has a history of working with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority [QCAA] – previously the Queensland Studies Authority [QSA]. Most recently, Leanne has worked in the role as Tertiary Representative on the Prescribed Texts Working Party (Subject: English) and Scrutiny Panel for the External Assessment Trial (Subject: English).

Institutionally, Associate Professor Leanne Dalley’s work has been recognised by the University, and the then-Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences [FAESS] now-College of Arts, Society and Education, by way of awards including: Advisor of the Year Award in 2012 (JCU), Research Performance Award in 2010 (FAESS), Commendation for Publications Completed from 2007-2009 (FAESS), and Certificate of Commendation for Teaching Performance in 2007 (FAESS).

Teaching
  • ED1421: Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education (Level 1; TSV)
  • ED3218: English Secondary Curriculum 1 (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4210: Secondary Teaching Area 1 Curriculum 2 (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4212: Secondary Teaching Area 2 Curriculum 2 (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5190: Introduction to Educational Research (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • ED5881: Leading for Change in Curriculum and Pedagogy (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5951: Literacy and Numeracy for Primary Teachers (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Literacies in Education, Secondary English Curriculum Studies, Gender and Education, Contemporary Youth and Cultural Issues, Contemporary Pedagogical Practical and Policy, Leadership in Education, Indigenous Education, Initial Teacher Education and Vocational Education and Training.
  • (2010-2011) Stronger, smarter learning communities: Regional partners research teams. (Chief Investigator with Associate Professor Angela Hill & Dr Louisa Thomas). Competitive Contract Research Grant – $ 155,610. Funding Source: The Stronger Smarter Institute/Queensland University of Technology.
  • (2009-2010) Let’s stay put for literacy and numeracy learning. (Chief Investigator with Associate Professor Angela Hill, Dr Andrea Lynch, Dr Fiona Navin and Dr Tanya Doyle). Contract Research Grant – $182,783. Funding Source: Department of Education and Training – Queensland (Commonwealth Funded).
  • (2005-2006) Success for boys, helping boys achieve: Professional learning programme. (Chief Investigator with Professor Nola Alloway, Professor Rob Gilbert, Professor Jeannie Herbert, Professor Neil Anderson, Dr Peter Bowman & Professor Colin Lankshear). Competitive Contract Research Grant – $587,000. Funding Source: Department of Education, Science and Training – Canberra.
  • (2003-2004) School students making education and career decisions: Aspirations, attitudes and influences.(Chief Investigator with Professor Nola Alloway, Professor Annette Patterson, Dr Karen Walker & Mr Max Lenoy). Competitive Contract Research Grant – $198,000.Funding Source: Department of Education, Science and Training – Canberra.
  • Associate Professor Leanne Dalley has also engaged in contract research work, as Chief Investigator with Professor Sue McGinty, with Catholic Education (Townsville Diocese) around Indigenous Literacy and Language Learning and as Chief Investigator with Dr Andrea Lynch, with the Department of Education and Training in relation to Mentoring for Literacy Leadership.
Experience
  • 2013 to 2017 - Associate Professor & Head/Acting Head of Education, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2010 to 2012 - Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer & Director of Professional Experience & Community Engagement (Education), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2003 to 2006 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2003 - Senior Secondary School Teacher & head of English Department, Northern Beaches High School (Townsville)
  • 2002 to 2003 - Lecturer (Casual), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2002 - Secondary School Teacher, Kirwan State High School (Townsville)
  • 1999 - Tutor (Casual), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1998 to 1999 - Secondary School Teacher, Brisbane Girls' Grammar (Brisbane)
  • 1995 - Tutor (Casual), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1993 to 1995 - Project Officer & Senior Research Assistant (Casual), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1991 to 1992 - Secondary School Teacher, Innisfail State High School (Innisfail)
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Honours
Awards
  • 2012 - Advisor of the Year Award, James Cook University
  • 2010 - Commendation for Publications Completed (2007-2009), Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, James Cook University
  • 2010 - Research Performance Award: External Research Income 2007-2009, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, James Cook University
  • 1992 - Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2006 to 2007 - Certificate of Commendation for Teaching Performance, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, James Cook University
Fellowships
  • Institute of Managers and Leaders (Australia)
Memberships
  • The Australian Women and Leadership Forum
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Eurasia Research Organisation
  • Association of Women Educators
  • The Primary English Teaching Association
  • English Teachers' Association of Queensland
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Australian Association for the Teaching of English
  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association
  • Townsville Businesswomen's Network
  • Australian College of Educators
  • Association of Women Educators
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 35+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Leanne Dalley from 2004 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.

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  • A Case Study of Pedagogies used to Teach Thinking Skills in Science (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Perceptions of Parents Engagement; What is Parental Engagement and What does it mean to Parents? What is the role of Teachers and How do they Influence Parental Engagement? (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Learn for Life (PhD , Associate Advisor)
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