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
  • ED2442: Inclusive Education for Special Needs (Secondary) (Level 2; TSV)
  • ED3093: Teaching for Learning 2 (ECE) (Level 3; SIN & TSV)
  • ED3193: Teaching for Learning 2 (Primary) (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED3442: Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED5912: Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5914: Individual Researched Action Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5980: Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5985: Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change (Level 5; 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)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Memberships
  • 1980 - Queenlsand College of Teachers
Publications

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Book Chapters
Supervision

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Current
  • Home from School Early: Preparatory Year School Suspensions in Queensland (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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Location
  • 134.111E, Education Central (Townsville campus)
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