Lecture, School Education, Flinders University
- Lecturer, Literacy and Rural Education, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University, teaching in the secondary education courses
- Was previously a secondary teacher of English and geography
- Primarily conducts research in the field of rural education, including student wellbeing, working for successful student learning outcomes for rural students, and sustainability of rural communities into the future
- Member of a state school governing council and has been actively involved in parent participation since her children were young
- Has a commitment to equity and social justice, and particularly for rural education
- Interest in promoting parent participation in good governance in state schools and supporting parent engagement in their children’s education.
Question and answer
Why is the issue of bullying of particular interest to you?
As a parent and teacher I know bullying can have a serious impact on students.
Where do you believe you have made a difference in your field?
Through research and my role in teacher education, I have contributed to understanding that high quality education, including literacy education, is important for rural communities to ensure future sustainability.
How has your area of expertise helped you to contribute to NCAB over the years?
I have brought a parent's perspective and have also provided input as a teacher educator and researcher in education.