Dr. Tanya Doyle, (B. Sc, Grad. B. Ed (Hons Class 1), Ph.D., began her career in education as a secondary school teacher, before commencing sessional employment with James Cook University, leading to doctoral studies and her current appointment in Education.

Tanya teaches curriculum studies subjects in science education as well as teacher education professional practices subjects. Since 2018, Tanya has been co-leading JCU's work on the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) and, as such, much of her work  focuses on the preparation of graduate teachers in the final year of their program of study. Most recently, Tanya's work in this space was recognised by way of  JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for fostering classroom ready teachers, along with her colleagues Dr. Neus (Snowy) Evans and Dr. Peta Salter.  Since 2019, Tanya has served as First Year Co-ordinator for Education on the Townsville campus.

Tanya's research interests range from STEM curriculum to preservice teacher education, with a focus on the role that education policy plays in shaping educational opportunities.

  • ED1481: Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning (Level 1; ONL & TSV)
  • ED3197: Reflective Teaching Cycles and Positive Learning Environments (Primary) (Level 3; ONL & TSV)
  • ED4486: Fourth Year Professional Experience A (Level 4; CNS, ONL & TSV)
  • ED4489: Fourth Year Professional Experience B (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • ED4490: Fourth Year Professional Experience B (Level 4; CNS, ONL & TSV)
  • ED5959: Teaching for Learning in Secondary Contexts (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5973: Science and Sustainability Education for Primary Teachers (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5974: Final Graduate Professional Experience (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5979: Final Graduate Professional Experience (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • STEM education, Teacher education, education policy analysis, parent/family engagement in education
  • 2019 to present - First Year Coordinator, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2016 to present - Lecturer in Education, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Director of Professional Experience, James Cook University (Townsville)
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  • 2021 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for Fostering classroom ready teachers: cultivating capacity and efficacy for professional competence in initial teacher education with Dr. Neus (Snowy) Evans and Dr. Peta Salter
  • 2021 - JCU Inclusive Practice Award
  • 2021 - Member: Early Years Advisory Group; North Queensland Region
  • 2020 - Australian Teacher Education Association
  • 2017 to 2022 - Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) cross-institutional moderator

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Conference Papers
  • Thompson K, Dawes L, Doyle T, Kanasa H, Nickels K and Nutchey D (2017) Collaborating With Stakeholders in STEM Studios. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. In: CSCL 2017: 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 18-22 June 2017, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Other research outputs

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Dr Tanya Doyle from 2010 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Queensland Government - Youth Research Grants Program

Youth Research Grants Program

Indicative Funding
$200,000 over 1 year
The Youth Research Grants Program aims to stimulate interest in research which reflects the needs and views of young people through enabling them to be involved in setting priorities for and selection of research projects. The Program supports the vision set out in the Queensland Youth Strategy (QYS) that promotes young people?s active contribution to Queensland's economic, civic and cultural life. This project aims to engage with young people (17?24-year-olds) in north and far north Queensland currently studying at James Cook University (JCU), to provide an opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, dreams and desires, and to provide inspiration for a JCU-led research project with and for youth with a focus on wellbeing, future aspirations, concerns and potential solutions to urgent issues. The project would focus on JCU discipline areas of Social Work, Sociology, Education and Creative Arts, with an intention for young people to develop and present art works- and in particular visual and wearable art- expressing their concerns and aspirations. Please refer to the Project Proposal for full details of the Project?s timing and objectives.
Natalia Veles, Glenn Dawes, Tanya Doyle, Peta Salter, Robyn Glade-Wright and Abraham Francis (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Young People; Youth Justice; creative arts; diversity; enablement

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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.

  • Examining the efficiency of the Queensland state primary schools (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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