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Dr. Nadia Mead

BA (Hons), PGCE, MLitt, PhD
Lecturer - Education
School of Education and the Arts
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Building 1
Level 3
About Me

I joined CQU in 2019 and am a lecturer with the School of Education and the Arts at the Cairns Campus. My research interests include narrative inquiry, autoethnography, creative writing and teacher wellbeing. I am currently researching the use of storytelling as a tool for enhancing social connection and wellbeing.

My teaching career began in 1997 when I was living in the UK. I initially worked as a primary school teacher and then changed to secondary teaching in 2002. After moving to Australia in 2004, I continued working as an English teacher before taking on the leadership roles of Head of Department and Deputy Principal.

As well as teaching pre-service teachers on the Bachelors and Masters programs, I also supervise Education and Creative Writing students who are completing their Masters or Doctorates. 


Universities Studied At

West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, UK

Chichester University, UK

Central Queensland University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University


Campus Lead for Education on the Cairns Campus

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Education
Leading with Inquiry as Stance
Principal Supervisor
Master of Education
An autoethnographic study of the connection between continuing professional development and the retention of experienced teachers
Associate Supervisor
Master of Research
A woman’s place is at the chalkface: Using autoethnography alongside allegory to inform historical fiction writing.
Associate Supervisor
Master of Research
A Maelstrom at Sea: an historical fiction based on a socially, culturally and politically turbulent period of Australia’s history and exegesis.
Principal Supervisor
Master of Research
From Conspiracy Theories to Political Propaganda: The Marketing of Misinformation
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests

Curriculum and Pedagogy - English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)


Education Systems - Higher Education

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified

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