Staff listing

Contact a Deakin School of Education staff member or read their profiles to learn more about their expertise, publications and awards.

School Leadership

Head of School
Professor Damian Blake

Deputy Head of School and Director (Professional Practice)
Associate Professor Dianne Toe

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor Amanda Mooney

Associate Head of School, International Partnerships
Associate Professor Bonnie Yim

Associate Head of School, Research
Associate Professor Louise Paatsch

Coordinator, Global Experience Program
Dr Emma Rowe

Higher Degree by Research Coordinator 
Dr Trace Ollis

Higher Degree by Research Coordinator
Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis

Administrative staff

Administrative staff

School Manager
Jo Collins
Senior School Administrative Officer
Debbie Routley
School Administrative Officer, Executive Assistant
Emma Parsons
School Administrative Officer
Madeline Sempf 
School Administrative Officer
Nicole Dashwood
Technical Officer
Dr Nathan Nguyen

Site directors

Jessica Orr (Ringwood Alliance)
Emma Workman (Surf Coast Alliance) 
Jeff Gillies (Warrnambool Alliance)
Ray Messer (Northern Bay Alliance) 
Cara Johnson (Newcomb Alliance) 
Stephanie McDonald (North Geelong Alliance) 
Amanda Peters (Mooroolbark Alliance)
Arna Pletes (Whitehorse Alliance)
Ondine Bradbury (Ashwood Alliance)
Shevonne Vass (Bellarine and Werribee/Tarneit Alliance)

Professional Experience Team

Campus Leaders

Shannon Cunningham (Geelong/Warrnambool)
Simone Flanagan (Melbourne)
Stacey Macreadie (Melbourne)

Kate Atkinson (Geelong Waurn Ponds)
Debra Barber (Melbourne Burwood)
Donna Birks (Melbourne Burwood)
Alisha Brien (Geelong Waurn Ponds)
Alison Chittenden (Geelong Waurn Ponds)
Sandra Collinson (Melbourne Burwood) 
Kalya Nyo Denham (Geelong Waurn Ponds)
Alice Farrar (Melbourne Burwood) 
Tania Harvey (Geelong Waurn Ponds) 
Helen Mandeltort (Melbourne Burwood) 
Stacey Macreadie (Melbourne Burwood) 
Lauren Watson (Melbourne Burwood)

Administration staff – centres

Manager of Educational Projects, REDI
Dr Jason Zheng
Partnerships Development Coordinator
Jo Birkett 
Project Officer, REDI
Scott Lascelles
Coordinator Projects
Alex Singleton
Project Officer STEM
Barry Plant
Program Manager
Gabrielle England

Academic staff


Associate professors

Senior lecturers


Research fellows

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Honorary appointments