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Professor Bobby Harreveld

PhD, MEd, BEd, DipTch, DipT&AS, CertIVA&WT
Director, Centre for Research in Equity, Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Office of the Vice-President - Research
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
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Rockhampton North
Building 19 - Room 3.25
About Me

Bobby Harreveld is a Professor in the School of Education & the Arts, and Director of the Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CREATE) at Central Queensland University Australia. With colleagues, Bobby has undertaken 38 externally funded research projects; with books, book chapters, and journal articles produced from that work. She has completed 31 higher degree by research supervisions (25 doctoral theses & 6 masters); and is currently supervising 16 research candidates.

As a researcher and teacher, 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


As at June 2020

2020-current Director, Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)

and, 2014-current Professor, School of Education and the Arts

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

Former Deputy Dean Research position work included, but was not limited to:

  • Contribution to University committees (e.g. Research Committee of Academic Board-ReCAB, Research Higher Degrees Committee-RHDC, Executive Committee of RHDC-ExecRHDC)
  • Academic management of 6 Research Higher Degree programs in the School of Education and the Arts (PhD, EdD, DocProfSt, MEd-Rsch, MA-Rsch, MComm-Rsch)
  • Curriculum redevelopment of professional studies doctorates
  • Administrative and academic oversight of all RHD students and supervisors in the School
  • Establishment and chair of School’s Research Committee and Finance sub-committee; and School’s Research Conversations
  • From 2013 to 2017, national level active membership of the Australian Council of Associate Deans of Research Education (ACADRE); the Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group (ACDEVEG)
  • Facilitation of curriculum development and research education workshops for postgraduate & early career researchers
  • Contribute to development of School’s Operational Plan
  • Chair of program reviews at CQU: (1) Tertiary Education Program (2) Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education (2014); (3) Bachelor of Paramedic Science program (2016)
  • Invited internal member of CQU’s accreditation and review panel for the Property Suite of Programs, School of Business & Law (March 2013)
  • Invited external panel member of: (a) Monash University’s Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development program review (October-November 2012); (b) Queensland College of Teachers’ accreditation review of Graduate Diploma of Education, Christian Heritage College, Brisbane (2013-2014)


Category F Academic appointment to the Human Research Ethics Committee, CQUniversity

2010-2014 Associate Professor (Professional, Adult and Vocational Education)

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

As the Foundation Director of the Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC), responsibilities included: establishing the strategic direction and operational management plan for education research related activities into learning and teaching at CQUniversity.

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

  • Academic Leadership: Program Coordinator, Master of Learning Management; Course co-ordinator and lecturer in six (6) Masters coursework courses. Course coordination and lecturer in pre-service teacher education courses in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  • Consultancy work in education and training e.g. workplace literacy; program/course development including delivery & evaluation; recognition of prior learning; articulation and pathways; tertiary, vocational and technical education professional development.

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

Investigator on research projects related to teaching, learning and assessment policies and practices in Higher Education.

1998-2003 Lecturer & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Creative Arts, CQU

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

1992-1997 Principal Teacher, Rockhampton College, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE

1988-1991 Teacher then Senior Teacher, Rockhampton College, CQIT

  • Course coordinator (Workplace Training & Assessment; Adult Literacy Tutor Training; Adult Literacy Teaching; Disability Studies; Community and Human Services)
  • Head of School, Community & Cultural Studies
  • Preparation, delivery & assessment (classes, workshops and in-service programs)
  • Management of recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes for all courses taught

Other Skills

Project development, management & evaluation: conceptualization, planning processes, application writing; financial management of budgets, sourcing and management of staff (administrative, academic & professional); delivery of outcomes on time and within budget, literature searches & analysis, formal report writing; evaluation planning, implementation & reporting.


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

2010                Life membership of VETnetwork Australia

2010                Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010: ‘Highly Commended Award’ for “Contextualising learning at the education-training-work interface” published in 2009 in ERA ranked A* journal, Education + Training. (see publications)

2006                Ian Potter Foundation Scholarship

Professional Memberships

Active membership professional associations

American Education Research Association (AERA)

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

Australian Vocational Educators and Trainers Research Association (AVETRA)

2008-2010 Member of the National Executive of AVETRA

European Association of Research in Learning & Innovation (EARLI)

VETnetwork Australia (Life Membership awarded 2010)



Queensland Government, Ministerial appointee to the Board of Trustees, Rockhampton Girls Grammar School


Professional accreditation

Queensland College of Teachers Registration Number 131967


Facilitator: professional development sessions/workshops for industry partners

2009    Queensland Department of Education and Training (PDPC-assessment task)

2008    Care Coordination Reference Group meetings. Queensland Health, Rockhampton District Mental Health Services. 

2007    Queensland Ambulance Education Committee (AEC) working party

2006-   CQUniversity academic staff orientation and induction presentations (ongoing – current)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

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

At the level of Mentor Supervisor

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

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

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