Our team

The Research for Educational Impact team is led by Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss and Deputy Director, Professor Catherine Beavis. We comprise a number of widely published and highly esteemed professors, researchers and visiting fellows, as well as administrative staff who all work with the common goal of ensuring our research has a practical and sustained impact.

Honorary members

Name

Honorary Professor

Professor Catherine Beavis

Honorary Fellow

Dr Tim Cahill

Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Lyn Harrison

Adjunct Professor

Professor Roger Slee

Honorary Professor

Professor Pat Thomson

Find a REDI member (A - Z directory)

Name

Associate Professor (Research)

Dr Rola Ajjawi

Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL and Languages)

Dr Ruth Arber

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ben Arnold

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Glenn  Auld

Professor, Research

Professor Margaret Bearman

Senior Lecturer of Education (Humanities, Societies and Environments)

Dr Ros Black

Alfred Deakin Professor and Professor of Education

Alfred Deakin Professor Jill Blackmore AM

Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Alfred Deakin Professor

Professor David Boud

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Associate Professor Coral Campbell

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Claire Charles

Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literacy)

Associate Professor Anne Cloonan

Associate Professor, Education (Inclusive Education)

Associate Professor Tim Corcoran

Associate Director, Centre for Research In Assessment And Digital Learning (CRADLE)

Associate Professor Phillip Dawson

Research Fellow

Dr Joe Ferguson

Research Fellow

Dr Brandi Fox

Associate Professor of Education

Associate Professor Andrea Gallant

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Radhika Gorur

Professor of Education, Physical Education

Professor Chris Hickey

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs

ARC DECRA Fellow

Dr Jessica Holloway

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Kirsten Hutchison

Chair in Education

Professor Amanda Keddie

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Natalie Lander

ARC DECRA Fellow

Dr Steven Lewis

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Julianne Lynch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Katrina MacDonald

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Eve Mayes

Research Fellow

Dr Trevor McCandless

Research Fellow, DECRA

Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor Amanda Mooney

Associate Professor of Education (Early Childhood)

Associate Professor Anne-Marie Morrissey

Alfred Deakin Professor and Director, Research for Educational Impact

Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Digital Society, Youth and Educational Futures

Dr Pariece Nelligan

Professor in Education (Early Childhood)

Professor Andrea Nolan

Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literature)

Associate Professor Joanne O'Mara

Associate Professor of Education (Health & Physical Education)

Associate Professor Debbie Ollis

Associate Head of School (Research)

Associate Professor Louise Paatsch

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Luci Pangrazio

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Mark Rahimi

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Shaun Rawolle

Professor, Education Leadership

Professor Phil Riley

Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood)

Dr Liz Rouse

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Emma Rowe

Associate Professor, Education (Education Leadership)

Associate Professor Julie Rowlands

Professor of New Media Education

Professor Julian Sefton-Green

Associate Professor, Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Andrew Skourdoumbis

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Joanna Tai

Professor and ARC Future Fellow

Professor Ly Tran

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education

Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Lisa Vinnicombe

Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Ben Whitburn

Senior Lecturer, Education (Science Education)

Dr Lihua Xu

Research focus areas and members

Children, Young People and their Communities

Children, Young People and their Communities is a transdisciplinary area of research which focuses on the intersection between education and the various factors that shape and impact on the lives of children, young people and communities. We draw on a range of methodological and theoretical approaches that connect a critical and transformative agenda. Our research provides insight into the practices and relations within and beyond education sites that can undermine but also enable the academic, psychological, social and emotional development of children and young people. Such an agenda is informed by a view of social justice that seeks to improve economic, cultural and political disadvantage. We position education in its many forms as imperative to this process. It is from this socially inclusive platform that we inform policy and practice that benefits children, young people and their communities.

Members

Name

Senior Lecturer of Education (Humanities, Societies and Environments)

Dr Ros Black

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Claire Charles

Associate Professor, Education (Inclusive Education)

Associate Professor Tim Corcoran

Professor of Education, Physical Education

Professor Chris Hickey

ARC DECRA Fellow

Dr Jessica Holloway

Chair in Education

Professor Amanda Keddie

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Natalie Lander

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Katrina MacDonald

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor Amanda Mooney

Associate Professor of Education (Early Childhood)

Associate Professor Anne-Marie Morrissey

Professor in Education (Early Childhood)

Professor Andrea Nolan

Associate Professor of Education (Health & Physical Education)

Associate Professor Debbie Ollis

Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood)

Dr Liz Rouse

Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Ben Whitburn

Curriculum, Assessment, Pedagogy and Digital Learning

The Curriculum, Assessment, Pedagogy and Digital Learning area of research focuses on understanding young people’s engagement with the digital world and the implications for education or educational research. It does so through advancing curriculum and pedagogical theory, with the creative and innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment necessary for global and digital futures. The Deakin Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning will be an integral focus and lead from the premise that pedagogy and curriculum practices take place in-process and are negotiated within unequally empowered systemic and social-cultural contexts.

Members

Name

Associate Professor (Research)

Dr Rola Ajjawi

Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL and Languages)

Dr Ruth Arber

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Glenn  Auld

Professor, Research

Professor Margaret Bearman

Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Alfred Deakin Professor

Professor David Boud

Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literacy)

Associate Professor Anne Cloonan

Associate Director, Centre for Research In Assessment And Digital Learning (CRADLE)

Associate Professor Phillip Dawson

Research Fellow

Dr Brandi Fox

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Kirsten Hutchison

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Julianne Lynch

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Eve Mayes

Research Fellow

Dr Trevor McCandless

Alfred Deakin Professor and Director, Research for Educational Impact

Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Digital Society, Youth and Educational Futures

Dr Pariece Nelligan

Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literature)

Associate Professor Joanne O'Mara

Associate Head of School (Research)

Associate Professor Louise Paatsch

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Luci Pangrazio

Professor of New Media Education

Professor Julian Sefton-Green

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Joanna Tai

Education Policy and Governance

Researchers in the Education Policy and Governance focus area engage in theoretically robust research on education governance, organisational change and policy, and the impact on professional identities and work. Its underpinning aim is to promote inclusive and innovative educational environments, leadership practices and professional accountability that address cultural diversity and equity. In particular, we will advance research that explores the interplay between individual aspirations and possibilities, organisational contexts, complex national and international regulatory and policy environments that shape educational and occupational futures. This group adopts a comparative multidisciplinary approach arising from its cross-national networks in Asia, Europe and Canada, and that informs thinking around the scalar politics of education, transnational mobilities, international education, graduate employability and global restructurings of educational work and workplaces.

Members

Name

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ben Arnold

Alfred Deakin Professor and Professor of Education

Alfred Deakin Professor Jill Blackmore AM

Associate Professor of Education

Associate Professor Andrea Gallant

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Radhika Gorur

ARC DECRA Fellow

Dr Steven Lewis

Research Fellow, DECRA

Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Shaun Rawolle

Professor, Education Leadership

Professor Phil Riley

Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Emma Rowe

Associate Professor, Education (Education Leadership)

Associate Professor Julie Rowlands

Associate Professor, Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Andrew Skourdoumbis

Professor and ARC Future Fellow

Professor Ly Tran

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Mark Rahimi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Lisa Vinnicombe

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

The core focus of researchers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEME) research area is to understand how to make STEME more innovative and engaging for teachers, students and industry. STEME’s outreach extends across from the early years, to higher education and professional learning and into industry through partnerships with the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. The group’s research takes an inquiry based approach which examines classroom practice, the relationship between the STEM disciplines and the development of innovative pedagogies to support student reasoning and collaborative problem solving. The STEME research program seeks to create greater links between the education system, policy makers, international partners such as the University of Manchester and the STEM research community with the broader goal of achieving social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Members

Name

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Associate Professor Coral Campbell

Research Fellow

Dr Joe Ferguson

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education

Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler

Senior Lecturer, Education (Science Education)

Dr Lihua Xu

REDI Partnerships

Director Partnerships
Head of School (Education) Professor Damian Blake
Phone: +61 3 5227 1440

Manager, Educational Projects
Dr Hang (Jason) Zheng

Partnerships Development Coordinator
Jo Birkett

Administrative staff

Project Officer, Communications
Scott Lascelles