My disciplinary and research background is in education and education for sustainability (EfS). My PhD investigated the concept of social-ecological resilience to environmental changes within EfS in the FNQ primary school context.

I have been a lecturer in education at JCU since 2013. My research over this time has expanded to investigating the embedding of EfS in teacher education, sustainability pedagogy,  assessment and the systematic review methodology. Most recently, I have co-authored a book (Evans, Lasen & Tsey, 2015) based on a systematic review of the rural development literature to assess the nature and quality of research output over time, and engagement with sustinability issues, principles and learning processes in rural development intervention studies.

Currently, a group of colleagues and I are applying the systematic review methodology to the literature pertaining to assessment in work integrated learning (WIL). Together with another colleague, I am also applying the action research methodology to enhance deep learning.


  • ED2491: Teaching for Learning 1 (Level 2; CNS)
  • ED3193: Teaching for Learning 2 (Primary) (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4190: Teaching for Learning 3 (Primary) (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4293: Teaching for Learning 3 (Secondary) (Level 4; CNS)
  • ED5097: Research Design and Proposal (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5973: Science and Sustainability Education for Primary Teachers (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Sustainability, Education, Pre-service teacher education, Pedagogy, Systematic review methodology
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2016 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for Responsive Pedagogies: A three-tiered approach that is responsive to students' needs, supports engagement, sustained learning and success for diverse students across subjects.
  • 2016 - Finalist, 2016 Green Gown Awards in the category of Learning, Teaching and Skills.
  • 2013 - Common Ground International Award for Excellence for new research for the article “A systematic search of trends in rural development research, originating regions and engagement with sustainability”.
  • 2012 - Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences Research Performance Award 2012 (highest number of HERDC Points).

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 22+ research outputs authored by Dr Neus Evans from 2006 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.

  • Exploring meaningful student engagement through teaching academics' nuanced practices in contemporary university environments: A North Queensland study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Sustainable Practices that Positively Influence a Wellbeing Culture in Schools (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Education for Sustainability in a Difficult Political Climate: A Social Learning Model (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Learning for Environmental Stewardship in the Anthropocene: A Study With Young Adolescents in the Wet Tropics (2017, PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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