Professor Faye McCallum

Faye McCallum
Head of School
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

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Professor Faye McCallum

Professor Faye McCallum's main research interests that have attracted funds nearing $2m and she has over 100 publications.

One:  Wellbeing education

Two:  Attraction, retention and sustainability of teachers in rural areas.

Three: Initial Teacher Education

Outputs include publications in high impact journals and a book published by Routledge in 2016 on Nurturing Wellbeing in Education; ARC Linkage grants; VC Excellence Awards for Community Partnership; Teaching Excellence Awards; and, mid-career researcher awards. Other outputs include numerous consultancies, grants and publications on learner, pre-service teacher and teacher wellbeing.


Date Position Institution name
2017 Head of School The University of Adelaide
2015 - 2017 Dean and Head of School Southern Cross University
2012 - 2015 Associate Head: Academic University of South Australia
2009 - 2015 Associate Dean: Teaching & Learning University of South Australia
2000 - 2008 Senior Lecturer Univesity of South Australia
1989 - 1999 Lecturer University of South Australia


Date Institution name Country Title
University of South Australia (previously Kingston CAE) Australia Diploma of Teaching
University of South Australia Australia PhD
The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Education
Flinders University Australia Graduate Diploma of Teaching


Education, Education Policy, Education systems


Date Citation
2015 Kehrwald,B, McCallum,F, 2015, Degrees of change: Understanding academics experiences with a shift to flexible technology-enhanced learning in initial teacher education, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40, 7, 43-56 10.14221/ajte.2015v40n7.4
2015 Price,D, McCallum,F, 2015, Ecological influences on teachers’ well-being and “fitness”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 43, 3, 195-209 10.1080/1359866X.2014.932329
2015 Best,M, Price,D, McCallum,F, 2015, Go over there and look at the pictures in the book: An investigation of educational marginalisation, social interactions and achievement motivation in an alternative middle school setting, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19, 4, 422-434 10.1080/13603116.2014.935815
2014 Hammond,C, McCallum,F, 2014, A fair go for world affairs: a critical inquiry into the teaching of International Humanitarian Law in an initial teacher education program, Journal of Educational Enquiry, 13, 1, 35-45
2014 Reid,A, McCallum,F, 2014, 'Becoming your best': Student perspectives on community in the pursuit of aspirations, Australian Educational Researcher, 41, 2, 195-207 10.1007/s13384-013-0133-9
2013 Wrench,A, Hammond,C, McCallum,F, Price,D, 2013, Inspire to aspire: Raising aspirational outcomes through a student well-being curricular focus, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17, 9, 932-947 10.1080/13603116.2012.718804
2009 Hammond,C, McCallum,F, 2009, Interdisciplinarity: Bridging the university and field of practice divide, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 34, 2, 50-63 10.14221/ajte.2009v34n2.5
2008 Prosser,B, McCallum,F, Milroy,P, Comber,B, Nixon,H, 2008, "I am smart and I am not joking": Aiming high in the middle years of Schooling, Australian Educational Researcher, 35, 2, 15-35 10.1007/BF03216881


Date Citation
2016 2016, Nurturing wellbeing development in education: From little things, big things grow, 1-148 10.4324/9781315760834
2016 2016, Nurturing wellbeing development in education: From little things, big things grow, 1-148 10.4324/9781315760834

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2016 McCallum,F, Price,D, 2016, Wellbeing for all, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 22-39 10.4324/9781315760834
2016 McCallum,F, Price,D, 2016, Teacher wellbeing, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 112-132 10.4324/9781315760834
2016 Price,D, McCallum,F, 2016, Leading and empowering lifelong wellbeing: Well educators, well learners, well communities, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 133-145 10.4324/9781315760834
2016 Price,D, McCallum,F, 2016, Wellbeing in education, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 1-21 10.4324/9781315760834
2009 McCallum,F, Prosser,B, 2009, River journeys: Narrative accounts of South Australian preservice teachers during professional experience, pp. 91-106 10.1057/9780230622913


Granting Body






Teacher Wellbeing




SCU: Cat 3

Preservice Teacher Inaugural Conference, Queensland





UniSA: Div Research Grant

Analysis of how preservice teachers wellbeing initiatives influence teacher quality, transition, retention and student achievement. A comparative study of preservice teachers in Australia and the UK.



2011 - 2014

ARC Linkage

Renewing the teaching profession in regional areas through community partnerships





Teaching & Learning grant

International Humanitarian law – curriculum for SOSE teachers




AISSA – Independent Schools

The Friendliest School in the World




ARC – Project grant development scheme

Attraction, retention and sustainability of teachers in rural areas




Teaching & Learning grant

Integrating a PBL approach to the teaching and learning of wellbeing and identity formation in teacher education.




Southern ICAN

Scoping proposal for developing contract research projects with Southern ICAN




Teaching & Learning grant

Sustainability and retention of pre-service teachers through regional engagement and practice-based learning.



2005 - 2007

ARC Linkage

Re-designing Pedagogies in the North






Australian Blueprint for Career Development Trial





Attendance Action Zone






Internal UNISA grant

An Innovative Approach to the Practicum in Teacher Education.





UniSA Innovative Teaching & Learning grant

Supervision in the Practicum





Internal UNISA grant

Decision-making Strategies Between Teachers and Nurses in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect



Professor McCallum has supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students to completion.

Her interests for supervision include: wellbeing education, specifically for early career teachers, teachers and leaders; initial teacher education reforms and issues especially retention; teaching quality; attracting and retaining teachers teaching in rural and remote locations

Head of School
North Terrace
Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
Room Number
8 43
Org Unit
School of Education