Dr Satine Winter is a Lecturer in Inclusive Education and Educational Psychology in Education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Dr Winter is proactive about realising the rights of children and adults with disability and those from diverse backgrounds in society. Satine’s experience with disability and diversity spans raising children who identify as having autism, multiple disabilities or as gifted/twice-exceptional, teaching in special and inclusive education including mainstream settings and teaching in the higher education sector in Initial Teacher Education undergraduate and postgraduate courses including inclusive education, special education, indigenous education and disability/diversity. 


Dr Winter's expertise is specifically in Autism Spectrum Disorders, families of children with ASD, collaborating with parents and professionals and the rights of children with disabilities. Satine's experience includes teaching autism postgraduate courses in the Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University. Satine's expertise also covers Universal Design for Learning, differentiation and adjustments for students of all abilities in multiple educational settings and how this aligns with the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on students with disabilities.


Dr Winter is a Fellow with The Cairns Institute, James Cook University and an Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University.

Satine actively researches in the field of autism, disability, inclusive education, policy/legislation and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and is passionate about translating research into practice. For example, please see the Autism CRC Knowledge Centre - Structured Teaching for some examples of an eLearning package developed by Dr Satine Winter for teachers on how to help students with autism (& others) in the mainstream classroom with executive functioning skills. The page is still being updated by the Autism CRC.

Partnerships - Catholic Education

Dr Satine Winter is a member of the Catholic Education Community Consultative Committee and welcomes communication, contact or enquiries in her role as a member on this committee about the proposed Catholic Secondary College to be co-located on the JCU Cairns campus.

  • ED1481: Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning (Level 1; CNS)
  • ED3442: Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4991: Independent Study 1 (Level 4; TSV)
  • ED5950: Learning for Diverse Learners in Primary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5955: Learners and Learning in Secondary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5960: Teaching for Learning in Diverse Primary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5965: Teaching for Learning in Diverse Secondary School Contexts (Level 5; CNS)
  • Inclusive Education, Teaching to Diversity, Disability, Differentiation, Universal Design for Learning, Sociology of Disability, Disability Policy/Legislation, Education Policy, Human Rights, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Defence Families, Defence Special Needs, Parent/Professional Training and Collaboration, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • 2019 to present - Fellow, The Cairns Institute, JCU (Cairns)
  • 2018 to present - Adjunct Research Fellow, GIER, Griffith University (Brisbane)
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  • 2010 - Australian Association for Special Education Brisbane Branch Award
  • 2009 - National Innovative Curriculum Award ~ Australian Curriculum Studies Association
  • 2007 - Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2013 to 2015 - University Council (Board) Member, Griffith University
  • 2007 to 2009 - University Council (Board) Member, Griffith University

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