Staff profile

Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis

Position: Senior Lecturer In Education (Pedagogy And Curriculum)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446673 +61 3 92446673



I am a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy with major research interests in curriculum theory, education policy analysis, teacher practice, and teacher effectiveness. My research engages with matters of curriculum theory, education policy analysis and teacher practice. I have specific interests in global reform efforts in education that impact teacher practice and the way that exacting methods of research govern education policy and teacher performance.  I have successfully published in leading education journals within Australia and internationally that include, The British Journal of Educational Research, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and The Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.


  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne, 1988
  • Master of Education, La Trobe University, 2005


European Education Research Association

Australian Association for Research In Education

American Education Research Association

British Education Research Association

Convenor of Network 23-(Policy and Politics of Education) for the European Education Research Association



Knowledge areas

Teacher Effectiveness Research, Curriulum, Educational Theory and Practice, Policy Analysis.


Research projects

1. SKOURDOUMBIS, A. & PARKER, P. (T. Gale—mentor).  Using a capability approach to re-frame teacher’s ‘pedagogic work’. Deakin University Central Research Grant. ($10K)

2. SKOURDOUMBIS, A. & PARKER, P. with Gale, T., Walker-Gibbs, B. & Kostogriz, A. Capabilities and Australian education policy: implications for teachers’ pedagogic work. CREFI Research Development Grant. ($11K)

3. Mosse, J., Sheehan, G., SKOURDOUMBIS, A., Ryan, T., Richard, J. and Russell, D. A framework for building teacher capacity and student aspiration in STEM within regional school- university partnerships. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Office of Learning and Teaching Grant. ($205K)

4. Gale, T. Hodge, S. Charlton, E. PARKER, S. SKOURDOUMBIS, A., Rodd, C. &Rawolle, S. Impact for disadvantaged learners of VET providers delivering bachelor qualifications. National VET Equity Advisory Council. ($80)

5. Siemens, D., Breed, M., Virgona, M., Stephens, M.,  SKOURDOUMBIS, A & Berenger, A. (2009-2010) Developing capacity in maths teachers, The Numeracy Coach Initiative Training Program managed in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD. ($80K)

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