The following is a list of inclusive education group members who have expertise and experience in a variety of contexts.
Please see their individual profiles for research interests and supervision experience.
|Senior Lecturer, Course Director Master Specialist Inclusive Education|
Dr Tim Corcoran
|Lecturer, Special Education|
Dr Kim Davies
|Lecturer, Coordinator MTeach Inclusive Education Pathway|
Dr Ben Whitburn
|Lecturer, Inclusive Education|
Dr Wendy Kortman
|Lecturer, Educational Psychology|
Dr Claire Spicer
|Lecturer, Inclusive Education|
Dr Genee Marks
HDR students work on a range of research projects across inclusive education research areas.
With expert multidisciplinary supervision across areas in inclusive education and strong connections nationally and internationally, there are a wide range of opportunities for further research.
|How Indonesian teaching policy is enacted in teachers’ practice||Elijah Bajao|
|How young people understand and enact resilience in Victorian regional communities||Andrew Monk|
|How arts-based strategies present in Individual Education Plans are utilised by teacher aides in Victorian primary school classrooms||Jo-Anne Britt|
|How universities respond to to the needs of students with dyslexia||Janet Larkman|
|The impact of professional development on differentiating instructions to enact inclusive pedagogy in Thailand||Peng-Sim Eng|
|Female migrant teacher experience in Australia||Reshmi Roy|
|inclusive education policy enactment in the Maldives||Amathullah Shakeeb|
Improving Education for Young People in Remand
This project examines educational access for young people on remand at the Parkville Youth Detention Centre, Melbourne.
Research team: Tim Corcoran and Australian-based research colleagues
Professional Learning in Inclusive Education
This project explores inclusive education professional learning for secondary school teachers from Hong Kong.
Research team: Tim Corcoran and academic staff from Deakin University’s School of Education including Kim Davies, Claire Spicer and Ben Whitburn
Diverse Impacts and Alliances
This project identifies local issues pertaining to educational marginalisation.
Research team: Ben Whitburn, involving School of Education academics, Deakin Alliance schools, community members and support organisations
Funding: Faculty of Arts and Education, $12,000
This project involves developing resources about inclusive pedagogies through drama.
Research team: School of Education academics including Ben Whitburn, disabled theatre companies and pre-service teachers
Schooling Transitions for Young People with Down syndrome
This project involves undertaking a quantitative and qualitative study on the experiences of families whose children with Down syndrome encounter difficulties transitioning from primary to secondary education and beyond.
Research team: Ben Whitburn and School of Education academic staff
We collaborate with research centres and universities across Australia.
Research collaboration with industry includes the Department of Education and Training (Victoria) and various community service providers and agencies.
Internationally, we actively collaborate with the University of Sheffield (UK), Aarhus University (Denmark) and the University of Waikato (NZ).
Funding and awards
Musica Viva Evaluation: School-based music programs for students with disabilities
Tim Corcoran was commissioned by Musica Viva, a Melbourne-based community arts association, to evaluate their school music programs for students with disabilities.
Department of Education and Training (Victoria) Koori Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Pilot Evaluation
Tim Corcoran lead a research team from The Victoria Institute to design a three-year evaluation of the Koori Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Pilot Programme.
A Pilot Study on the National Disabitity Insurance Scheme in Geelong
Ben Whitburn and School of Education academics undertook a pilot study to learn how families with children participating in the recently reformed disability support scheme experienced its impact on their education.
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Strategic Initiatives grant, National Seminar Series
Tim Corcoran, along with Professor Tom Billington (University of Sheffield, UK) and Associate Professor Lise Claibourne (University of Waikato, NZ), conducted the first national seminar series on critical educational psychology.
The Whitten Youth Leadership Project: Evaluation produced for the Western Bulldogs Australian Rules Football Club
Tim Corcoran lead a research team from The Victoria Institute to evaluate The Whitten Youth Leadership Project, a program designed to promote leadership with youth from diverse communities.
For more information about inclusive education research, please contact Tim Corcoran.
Dr Tim Corcoran
Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Email Tim Corcoran
+61 3 9246 8417