I've been an educator since 1979: classroom teacher, vocational education facilitator, lecturer, education consultant, curriculum designer and developer, and quality and compliance manager.
Currently I'm working with initial teacher education students, teaching professional practice, pedagogy, and planning and assessing learning.
My HDR study focus is on the relationship between purpose and governance in higher education. I'm also collaborating on with colleagues on projects related to teaching practices for inclusion learning, curriculum design using a whole of program approach, and application of research skills in business education and business practice.
Working towards PhD (currently enrolled in MPhil)
Research topic - Organisational purpose and its expression in policy in selected Australian universities.
- What is the nature of the relationship between purpose and policy in organisations?
- How is this relationship manifested in selected Australian universities and the experience of individuals working within those institutions?
Other research interests include:
- curriculum development and design
- teaching practices for inclusive learning
- the work of teachers
|2016||Lecturer||University of Adelaide|
|2014 - 2016||Consultant: Curriculum Renewal||University of Adelaide|
|2013 - 2013||Curriculum Renewal Director||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2008 - 2013||Curriculum and Compliance Manager/National Curriculum Manager||Australian Institute of Management (SA)|
|2005 - 2007||Curriculum Manager||Le Cordon Bleu Australia|
|2003 - 2005||Curriculum Coordinator||University of South Australia, Adelaide|
|1999||Consultant: Education, Learning Design and Curriculum Development||Self employed|
|1994 - 1995||Lecturer: General English as a Second Lanaguage||Monash Univeristy|
2016 to present teaching areas:
- Initial Teacher Education
- Curriculum design
- Assessment and planning for learning
- Professional preparation for teaching
|2016 - ongoing||Member||Australian Association for Research in Education||Australia|
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)||Australia|
|Date||Role||Board name||Institution name||Country|
|2014 - 2015||Board Member||Workers Education Association (WEA) SA||Australia|
|2013 - 2016||Board Member||Graham F Smith Peace Foundation|