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.

Find a REDI member (A - Z directory)

Name
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Rola Ajjawi
Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL), Director, Master of Education (TESOL), Co-Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL)
Dr Ruth Arber
Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education
Dr Glenn Auld
Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Associate Professor Margaret Bearman
Program Leader, Deputy Director and Chair in Education
Professor Catherine Beavis
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Rosalyn Black
Program Leader and Alfred Deakin Professor of Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Jill Blackmore
Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud
Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)
Coral Campbell
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Claire Charles
Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literacy)
Associate Professor Anne Cloonan
Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)
Dr Tim Corcoran
Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Associate Professor Phillip Dawson
Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Associate Professor Mary Dixon
Associate Research Fellow
Dr Joe Ferguson
Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Brandi Fox
Deputy Program Leader and Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor Andrea Gallant
Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Radhika Gorur
Honorary Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lyn Harrison
Professor of Education (Physical Education)
Professor Chris Hickey
Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)
Associate Professor Linda Hobbs
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Jessica Holloway
Deputy Program Leader
Associate Professor Peter Hubber
Senior Lecturer in Language and Literary Education
Dr Kirsten Hutchison
Program Leader and Chair in Education
Professor Amanda Keddie
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Natalie Lander
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Steven Lewis
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Julianne Lynch
Research Fellow
Dr Caroline Mahoney
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen
Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education
Dr Amanda Mooney
Associate Professor of Education (Early Childhood)
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Morrissey
Director, REDI
Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss
Deputy Program Leader
Professor Andrea Nolan
Deputy Program Leader and Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literature)
AsPr Joanne O'Mara
Associate Professor of Education (Health & Physical Education)
Associate Professor Debbie Ollis
Associate Head of School (Research and Research Training)
Associate Professor Louise Paatsch
Research Fellow
Dr Luci Pangrazio
Professor in Science Interdisciplinary Education Research
Professor Vaughan Prain
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Shaun Rawolle
Senior Lecturer in Education (Education Leadership)
Dr Julie Rowlands
Professor of New Media Education
Professor Julian Sefton-Green
Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis
Early Career Researcher Representative, Research Fellow Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Joanna Tai
Associate Professor in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Ly Thi Tran
Program Leader and Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler
Associate Professor of Education
AsPr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs
Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)
Dr Ben Whitburn
Lecturer in 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
Program Leader and Chair in Education
Professor Amanda Keddie
Deputy Program Leader
Professor Andrea Nolan
Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education
Dr Amanda Mooney
Associate Professor of Education (Early Childhood)
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Morrissey
Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)
Dr Ben Whitburn
Professor of Education (Physical Education)
Professor Chris Hickey
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Claire Charles
Associate Professor of Education (Health & Physical Education)
Associate Professor Debbie Ollis
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
Dr Elizabeth Rouse
Honorary Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lyn Harrison
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Rosalyn Black
Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)
Dr Tim Corcoran
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Jessica Holloway
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Natalie Lander
Research Fellow
Dr Caroline Mahoney

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
Program Leader, Deputy Director and Chair in Education
Professor Catherine Beavis
Deputy Program Leader and Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literature)
AsPr Joanne O'Mara
Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literacy)
Associate Professor Anne Cloonan
Associate Professor of Education
AsPr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs
Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud
Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education
Dr Glenn Auld
Early Career Researcher Representative, Research Fellow Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Joanna Tai
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Julianne Lynch
Director, REDI
Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss
Senior Lecturer in Language and Literary Education
Dr Kirsten Hutchison
Associate Head of School (Research and Research Training)
Associate Professor Louise Paatsch
Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Associate Professor Mary Dixon
Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Associate Professor Phillip Dawson
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Rola Ajjawi
Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL), Director, Master of Education (TESOL), Co-Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL)
Dr Ruth Arber
Professor of New Media Education
Professor Julian Sefton-Green
Research Fellow
Dr Luci Pangrazio
Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Dr Brandi Fox
Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
Associate Professor Margaret Bearman

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
Program Leader and Alfred Deakin Professor of Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Jill Blackmore
Deputy Program Leader and Associate Professor of Education
Associate Professor Andrea Gallant
Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis
Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Emma Rowe
Senior Lecturer in Education (Education Leadership)
Dr Julie Rowlands
Associate Professor in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Ly Thi Tran
Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)
Dr Radhika Gorur
Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Shaun Rawolle
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Steven Lewis
Professor of Education Leadership
Professor Phil Riley
Research Fellow, DECRA
Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen

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.

You can read more on the STEME blog: ‘Re-imagining futures in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education’.

Members

Name
Program Leader and Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler
Deputy Program Leader
Associate Professor Peter Hubber
Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)
Coral Campbell
Lecturer in Science Education
Dr Lihua Xu
Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)
Associate Professor Linda Hobbs
Professor in Science Interdisciplinary Education Research
Professor Vaughan Prain
Associate Research Fellow
Dr Joe Ferguson

REDI Partnerships

Director Partnerships
Associate Professor Dianne Toe, Acting Head of School
Phone: (+61 3) 5227 1455

Manager, Educational Projects
Dr Hang (Jason) Zheng

Partnerships Development Coordinator
Jo Birkett

Administrative staff

Project Officer, Communications
Scott Lascelles