Dr Robyn Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in Education and coordinator of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at James Cook University.

Her primary area of research and area of expertise is early childhood education, early intervention, Indigenous education, international education and religious studies. Dr Anderson's teaching experience includes over 35 years in Early Childhood Education, Early Special Education, Primary teaching and Special Education (ages 8 to 16 years). She has taught in schools in Queensland, Australia and in Singapore.  She has developed programs and learning experiences for students with English as a Second Language, students with disabilities and students with learning difficulties. Her initial career as a professional artist and her interest in children's art, enabled her to develop whole-school art programs for children ages 5 to 12 years.

 Before coming to Singapore, Dr Anderson lectured at RHEMA Bible College preparing, teaching, and assessing theological subjects. She worked with James Cook University Australia in the practical supervision of pre-service teachers for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) studies. She was responsible for the supervision, coaching and mentoring to fourth year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) students throughout their final year of studies, including both their theoretical and practical components. She has taught subjects within the Masters of Guidance and Counselling, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Academic Practice) and teaches in and coordinates the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) for delivery in Singapore.

Dr Anderson's current research interests stem from her PhD study which focused on early intervention practices in Queensland schools, Australia. She continues to research and publish in the areas of early intervention, early childhood education and Indigenous Australian education and has continued longitudinal research in these areas since 2000. More recently, Dr Anderson has researched and published in the area of international higher education learning and teaching in Asian contexts and religion in societies.

As a strong advocate for education, and in particular, early childhood education, Dr Anderson is always interested in hearing from early childhood academics, teachers and schools who are seeking to conduct R&D leading to improved learning and teaching outcomes in schools and early childhood settings.


  • Research, Education
  • Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention Practices, Indigenous Education, Higher Education, International Education, Religion in Society
  • Early Childhood Education, Research
  • 2017 to 2018 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Principal Investigator, Australian Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)
  • 2011 - Principal Investigator, JCU Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2011 - Principal Investigator, Australian Trade Commission (Singapore)
  • 2010 - Research Fellow, National Institute of Education (Singapore)

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