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Dr Robin Bellingham



Senior Lecturer, Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016
Bachelor of Applied Science, Massey University, 2011
Master of Creative Writing, Auckland Univ. of Technology, 2010
Master of Health Science, Auckland Univ. of Technology, 2008
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Massey University, 2002

+61 3 925 17343


Dr Robin Bellingham is a Senior Lecturer in Education, Pedagogy and Curriculum. She is interested in how education and research approaches and methodologies  can respond ethically to our most pressing problems including educational and political disempowerment and disengagement, the ongoing effects of colonisation, and ecological crisis.

She draws on different writing genres, posthumanism, decolonial theory, new materialism and critical theory.

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Research interests


Public Pedagogy

Education for democracy

Social science research methodology

New materialism

Teaching interests

Pedagogy and curriculum

Research methodology


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Diffractively Reading 'Sustainability' and the Violence of Modern Thought in Curriculum and Discourse

Robin Bellingham

(2022), Vol. 3, pp. 34-55, Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 3, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., B1

book chapter

Reef pedagogy: A narrative of vitality, intra-dependence, and haunting

R Bellingham

(2022), Vol. 54, pp. 1408-1418, Educational Philosophy and Theory, C1

journal article

A diffractive and decolonising reading methodology for education research

Robin Bellingham

(2022), pp. 1-13, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Earth unbound: Climate change, activism and justice

M Lobo, M Lobo, L Bedford, L Bedford, R Bellingham, R Bellingham, K Davies, K Davies, A Halafoff, A Halafoff, E Mayes, E Mayes, B Sutton, B Sutton, A Walsh, A Walsh, S Stein, S Stein, C Lucas, C Lucas

(2021), Vol. 53, pp. 1491-1508, Educational Philosophy and Theory, C1

journal article

Longing for connection: University educators creating meaning through sharing experiences of teaching online

B Fox, B Fox, M Bearman, M Bearman, R Bellingham, R Bellingham, A North-Samardzic, A North-Samardzic, S Scarparo, S Scarparo, D Taylor, D Taylor, M Thomas, M Thomas, M Volkov, M Volkov

(2021), Vol. 52, pp. 2077-2092, British Journal of Educational Technology, C1

journal article

The vitality of theory in research innovation

Matthew Thomas, Robin Bellingham

(2020), pp. 1-16, Post-qualitative research and innovative methodologies, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Posthumanist poetics and the transcorporeal, hypercorporeal chrontope

Robin Bellingham

(2020), pp. 85-101, Post-qualitative research and innovative methodologies, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Post-Qualitative Research and Innovative Methodologies

Matthew Thomas, Robin Bellingham

(2020), A7

edited book

What is valued knowledge and where does it live? Educational consciousness and the democratisation of education

Robin Bellingham, Matthew Thomas, Karen Charman, Mary Dixon, Jayson Cooper

(2019), pp. 77-91, Re-imagining education for democracy, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Student perspectives of engagement in learning in contemporary and digital contexts

J Tai, R Bellingham, J Lang, P Dawson

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 1075-1089, Higher Education Research and Development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Melton and Wyndham: Strengthening Connections between School, Young People, Parents and Community: How do we build capacity for 6-12-year-olds & their families to enhance opportunity & increase life choices in the communities of Melton & Wyndham?

P Rodd, K Sanders, R Bellingham, M Thomas, A Skourdoumbis, M Rahimi

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Towards a Footscray Curriculum

K Charman, M Dixon, R Bellingham, M Thomas, J Cooper

(2017), Footscray, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Tracking the Progression of EAL Students: Information for Reviewing Tertiary Policies

R Bellingham

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 171-177, New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, New Zealand, C1-1

journal article

Tracking the progression of EAL students: Information for reviewing tertiary policies

R Bellingham

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 171-177, New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Wyndham & Melton: Strengthening Connections between School, Young People, Parents and Community

Dr Piper Rodd, Dr Robin Bellingham, Dr Matthew Thomas, A/Prof Andrew Skourdoumbis

The Salvation Army

  • 2016: $100,000


Associate Supervisor

Rebecca Sahr

Thesis entitled: Being-with-uncertainty

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education