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Professor Bobby Harreveld

PhD, MEd, BEd, DipTch, DipT&AS, CertIVA&WT
Emeritus Professor - 579696
Office of the Vice-President - Research
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Working From Home
About Me


Bobby Harreveld is an Emeritus Professor of Central Queensland University. As well as being academic teacher and researcher for the last thirty years, I worked previously as a teacher in schools and TAFE. With colleagues, I've undertaken 38 externally funded research projects; with books, book chapters, and journal articles produced from that work and projects with my research students and fellow supervisors. To date, and again with supervisory colleagues, I've completed 38 higher degree by research supervisions (30 doctoral theses & 8 masters); and am currently supervising 12 research candidates (11 doctoral and 1 masters).

As a researcher and teacher, my interests include: socio-cultural understandings of education in diverse contexts; research education and ethics (politics, theory, practice); professional and vocational education and employment transition pathways; distance, open, and online teaching and learning.




Academic Employment History

2022-2024          Professional Development Lead (RHD Supervision), School of Graduate Research, Research Division, CQU     

2020-2022          Director, Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching & Education, CQU

2013-Jan2017    Deputy Dean (Research), School of Education and the Arts, CQU

2014-2022          Professor of Education, School of Education and the Arts, CQU

2010                    Associate Professor of Education, School of Education and the Arts, CQU

2009-2010          Director, Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC)

2005-2008          Senior Lecturer, School of Learning & Innovation, FABIE, CQU &  Research Fellow, EIDOS

Teaching Areas: Literacy & Numeracy (Secondary); Adult & Adolescent Literacy & Numeracy; Course Coordinator, Master of Learning Management; Unit co-ordinator and lecturer.

2004 Research Fellow, Learning Evaluation Innovation & Development (LEID) Centre, CQU

1998-2003          Lecturer & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Creative Arts, CQU; Course coordinator: Professional and Vocational Education programs (Bachelor of Secondary/Vocational Education and Training; Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training; Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education & Training; Bachelor of Training)

Unit coordinator and lecturer for eleven (11) courses in the above undergraduate programs including: Language for Learners, Adult Literacy and Numeracy

1988[-]1997       Principal Teacher, Rockhampton College, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE; Head of School, Community and Cultural Studies; Course coordinator: Disability Studies; Teaching: Life Skills, Communication, Language and Literacy

1991-1992          Lecturer, Faculty of Education, CQU; Teaching: Language and Literacy in Bachelor of Education, Language Across the Curriculum in Graduate Diploma of Education

Universities Studied At

James Cook University

Central Queensland University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University


2010                Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision

2010                Life membership of VETnetwork Australia

2006                Ian Potter Foundation Scholarship


Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3904 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy

At the level of Mentor Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Research Interests

Specialist Studies in Education - Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

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