I enjoy teaching and seeing other's develop. Learning, inside and outside the classroom, impacts the way we view the world and how we aim to be in it. For me, teaching then is about not only providing opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge, but also encouraging the learner to use and want to continue to apply new capacities in a way that is most meaningful to their life. It is connected with transformation and empowerment. I have a diverse range of interests in research, but some examples include; teacher beliefs, teacher agency, teacher identity and global education.
B. Ed at Griffith University
M. Ed Deakin Unversity
M. International Relations and Community Development Deakin University
CQUniversity - Sessional Lecturer Noosa Campus 2012-1015
CQUniversity - Lecturer Education on the Cairns campus 2016 - ongoing
Cairns Campus Star Award 2016
Cairns Campus Most Collegial Award 2019
2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching
2022 Australian College of Educators FNQ Tertiary Educator Excellence in Education Award
Pine Rivers High - Teacher designing programs for students on the ASD spectrum and other identified learning needs.
Caloundra Christian College - Teacher of English, Drama, Art and SOSE
HOD Humanities and English
Postgraduate Research Coordinator - SEDUA
Senior Lecturer on Cairns campus for B.Ed - Primary and Early Childhood
Senior Lecturer in the Masters of Teaching
Supporting students of Education in the Cairns footprint
Supervision of RhD students
Cross cultural International Teacher Professional Development
The growth and development of three children to successful adults
Research with the Department of Education international to design a framework of Global Competence for teacher implementation in Queensland schools.
Editorial team member for the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Consultant on the Department of Education International's Pilot Global Competence program 2020-2023.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Specialist Studies in Education - Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Teachers' interpretation of Global Competence
Specialist Studies in Education - Teacher and student wellbeing
Teacher identity and agency development
Specialist Studies in Education - Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Teacher's response to educational reform