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Prof Christine Ure



Interim Executive Dean


Faculty of Arts and Education


Office of the Exec. Dean A&E


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 46068


Alfred Deakin Professor Christine Ure is the Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education. She commenced the position of Head of School of Education at Deakin in 2012. The School has established a strong reputation for research and teaching and was ranked 4, or above world standard in the 2015 ERA ranking, and 30 in the world in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds discipline ranking for Education and 5 in Australia.

Professor Ure is a leader in the national debate around teacher education policy and reform and is National convenor of the Network of Associate Deans of Professional Experience and member of the board of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. She is also a member of the Victorian Government Teacher Supply and Demand Reference Group and the Minister's Expert Panel for Schools, and was from 2012 to 2017, the President of the Victorian Council of Deans of Education.

Professor Ure has led many major initiatives in teacher education at Deakin, including the development of the Teaching Academies Model for professional experience in initial teacher education. This model sets a new standard and approach for school and university partnerships in teacher education. She is committed to improving quality outcomes for schools and has provided leadership for the development of two new Graduate Certificate programs for Education Business Leadership and Education Research that are designed to promote greater use of evidence in the provision of teaching and resources for learning in schools. In 2014-2017 she had oversight of the Skilling the Bay Project, Successful Students - STEM Program, that was designed to build teaching capability in secondary schools and promote student awareness and future employment opportunities in STEM related industries.

Professor Ure has extensive experience in the management of teacher education projects in Australia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, India and Vietnam. Her most recent research and development activities have focused on how the learning goals and design of services and programs meet the educational needs of users and systems. In 2017 she was a lead investigator for a major research consultancy regarding the professional development of senior educational managers in Vietnam.    

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Professional activities

National Convenor, Network of Associate Deans of Professional Experience

Member of the Board, Australian Council of Deans of Education


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Reforming teacher education through a professionally applied study of teaching

Christine Ure

(2010), Vol. 36, pp. 461-475, Journal of Education for Teaching, C1-1

journal article

Building capacity: strategic professional development for early childhood practitioners

B Raban, A Nolan, M Waniganayake, C Ure, R Brown, J Deans

(2007), South Melbourne, Vic., A1-1


Pedagogical content knowledge : perspectives from the science classroom

C Ure, M Dixon, J Moss, P Ferguson, K Senior

(2007), AERA 2007 : The world of educational quality, Chicago, Ill., E1-1


The pedagogy research agenda : teacher orientations and occupational knowledge

J Moss, C Ure

(2007), pp. 1-1, Redesigning pedagogy : culture,knowledge & understanding : conference proceedings, 28-30 May 2007, Singapore, Singapore, E1-1


Pedagogical content knowledge : science, thinking and ICT

M Dixon, P Ferguson, J Moss, K Senior, C Ure

(2006), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Investigating contemporary pedagogical content knowledge in thinking, ICT and science in Victoria : intertwining knowledge and practice

M Dixon, J Moss, P Ferguson, K Senior, C Ure

(2006), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Teacher education in Victoria : the case of the University of Melbourne

C Ure, J Moss

(2006), pp. 1-1, AERA 2006 : Education research in the public interest : Proceedings of the 2006 American Educational Research Association meeting, San Francisco, Calif., E1-1


Empowering practitioners to critically examine their current practice

B Raban, A Nolan, M Waniganayake, C Ure, J Deans, R Brown

(2005), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Australian research in early childhood education, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Literacy in three languages : a challenge for Singapore preschools

B Raban, C Ure

(1999), Vol. 31, pp. 45-54, International journal of early childhood, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Transition: A Positive Start to School ¿ State-wide PL Delivery

A/Prof Liz Rouse, Prof Christine Ure, Prof Andrea Nolan, Mrs Rosemarie Garner, Dr Maria Nicholas

  • 2018: $99,619
  • 2017: $967,012
  • 2016: $199,239

Tech Schools Evaluation

A/Prof Linda Hobbs, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Seamus Delaney, Dr Peta White, Dr George Aranda, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Ure, A/Prof Coral Campbell

  • 2020: $185,724
  • 2019: $112,000

Industry and Other Funding

Contextual Relevance and Transfer of Knowledge in Professional Development Initiatives

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure

  • 2016: $44,857

Transglobal Education and Training in Education Management

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure

  • 2016: $203,570

Performance Monitoring, Result-Based Management and Result-Based Lending Modalities

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure, Prof Brenda Cherednichenko, Dr Laura Gurney

  • 2017: $65,193

Paid Non-local Study Leave Scheme (Australia) in the 2017/18 School Year

A/Prof Tim Corcoran, Prof Julianne Moss, Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Dianne Toe, Dr Ben Whitburn, Dr Maria Nicholas, Dr Kim Davies, Dr Claire Spicer, Prof Christine Ure, Dr Joanne Quick

  • 2018: $160,522

Contextually Responsive Transfer of Critical Thinking Skills

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure, Dr Hossein Shokouhi

  • 2020: $3,301
  • 2018: $27,420

Contextually Responsive Transfer of Critical Thinking Skills

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure, Dr Hossein Shokouhi

  • 2018: $18,280


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