About

An education background with experience teaching early childhood, secondary school and vocational training with Indigenous adults prepared me as a small IT business owner (20 years) to manage training and career pathways for up to 24 staff to customise work practices, manage accounts and cash flow, accommodate industry and business innovations and to meet government quality accreditation requirements. I then created a specialist, personal development training organisation and delivered hundreds of seminars across Australia between 2002 and 2010. At James Cook University, I upgraded my Diploma of Teaching to a Bachelor of Education (Prof Dev) in 2008, a Master of Education in Sustainability in 2011 and a PhD in 2017. 

 

Teaching
  • ED3095: Advanced English Education Primary (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • ED3442: Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED3590: Early Childhood Education and Care 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED4496: Advanced English Education (Level 4; TSV)
  • ED4621: Leading Wellbeing and Sustainability in Learning Communities (Level 4; TSV)
  • ED4999: Teaching for Learning 4 (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5093: Individual Subject (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5097: Research Design and Proposal (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5883: Global Education (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5912: Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5913: Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5914: Individual Researched Action Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5980: Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change in Primary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5985: Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change in Secondary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Centre of Excellence in Autism, Committee Member
Research
  • Neuro motor maturity, engagement and learning readiness
  • Wellbeing, resilience and teacher retention in the profession
  • Environmental stewardship and care pedagogy
Teaching
  • Action reserach to enhance pedagogy
  • Inclusive education and differeniation
Experience
  • 2019 to present - Coordinator B Ed PRI, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2018 to present - Education Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2018 - Coordinator B Ed ECE, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Supply Teacher, Education Queensland (Cairns)
  • 2002 to 2010 - Personal Development Educator, Own Consultancy Business (Across Australia)
Honours
Memberships
  • 1980 - Queenlsand College of Teachers
Publications

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Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Secondary Advisor.

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.

Current
  • Home from School Early: Preparatory Year School Suspensions in Queensland (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Backpackers or Educators, A Comparative Analysis of International Teachers in Schools across Southern China (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Intersectionality: What Constitutes Effective Teaching Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Students with Disability (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Researching Nannagogy: A Case Study Celebrating Women in Their Prime Crafting Eco-activism (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 134.111E, Education Central (Townsville campus)
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