Rachel Bleeze

Dr Rachel Bleeze


School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Rachel Bleeze, PhD, is a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in the School of Education.


Dr Bleeze has held various teaching positions at The University of New England, as well as Tabor College of Higher Education (South Australia). She received a 2018 Oceania Comparative and International Education Society New Scholar Award and was named the History Council of South Australia’s 2020 Emerging Historian of the Year. Rachel’s expertise in qualitative research methods previously led to her employment as a research consultant for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. More recently, Rachel was appointed as an Advisory Board Member for Heliyon. Her research focus on comparative and international education includes the existence of intercultural understanding in secondary classrooms and the ways in which curricula can develop students' sense of empathy with those who are different from themselves.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Education
    2011 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (History)
    2010 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts

2023 Chief Investigator. Bleeze, R. The National History Curriculum: A decade later. School of Education (UofA) Research Support Grant ($1,831).

2023 Chief Investigator. Bleeze, R. & Palmer, E. Empathy and Anne Frank: A comparative study using virtual reality. Faculty of ABLE (UofA) ECR Research Leadership Grant ($4,831).  

2023 Co-Investigator. Boyle, C. & Bleeze, R. Lived experiences of schooling from people with a disability in South Australia. School of Education (UofA) Research Support Grant ($3,500).   

Rachel's most recent teaching has included:

2024 Education Policies & Systems (Semester 1, EDUC 7550)

2024 Teaching Dissertation (Semester 1, EDUC 7221)

2024 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (Semester 1, EDUC 1100)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Enhancing Student Well-Being Through Effective Feedback in Oral Presentation in Higher Education Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Shu Pan
    2023 Co-Supervisor Readiness to Teach: The Qualitative Study of Early Career Teachers' Perception of Their Emotional Intelligence. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Saha Bajraktarevic
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2024 Co-Supervisor Indigenous Civic Literacy: A Comparative History of Education in Australia and New Zealand Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Julian Rawiri Kusabs
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130097
  • Email: rachel.bleeze@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower, floor Eighth Floor
  • Room: 807
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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