Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta

Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta

Associate Professor

Indigenous Education and Research

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Maree Gruppetta is a Guyinbaraay woman currently working in the Wollotuka Centre at the University of Newcastle in the role of Associate Professor Research and Research Engagement. Prior to her current position Maree was Senior Lecturer, AREP Education Course Advisor and Head of Program at the Badanami Centre for  Indigenous Education at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) for four years after teaching in the School of Education at UWS for eight years and prior to that was teaching in both primary and secondary schools. Maree taught extensively in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Programs whilst at UWS and she was nominated in the top 10 lecturers of the year at UWS in 2009, and was then nominated for a Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in 2011. 

Prior to her university career Maree has taught in both Primary and Secondary classrooms, including Special Education classrooms, after completing a B.Tch (Primary) with distinction, for which she received a UWS Dean’s award for academic excellence, and a B. Ed (Hons) (1), for which she was awarded a University Medal, followed by a M.Teach in Special Education (Secondary), also awarded with Distinction.  Maree was awarded a PhD in Gifted Education in 2010 and has over 30 publications in education, ethics and research fields, including a range of peer reviewed articles and chapters and many conference presentations and keynotes. She currently teaches extensively in Education, Aboriginal Education, Ethics, and qualitative research areas, including Indigenous Methodologies.

Maree’s total research income to date is $2,076,259 and she has been involved in several research projects investigating the education and/or training experience of teachers and their students, school students and pre-service teachers such as: Assessing Professional Teaching Standards in Practicum Using Digital Technologies with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Pre-Service Teachers; an OLT Priority Project (2010–2012) undertaken in collaboration with UWS, CSU and ACU; and an ASISTM project on literacy and numeracy using interactive whiteboards in secondary school settings (2007–2009). Her research has also explored the experiences of youth partaking in training programs and community engagement projects, such as Enterprise Education Projects and Juvenile Justice Programs. Maree is currently involved in the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), the Aspire to Inspire initiative which is aimed at encouraging more Aboriginal students to enrol in university.

Whilst at UWS Maree was also a member of the UWS Indigenous Australian Employment Strategy Consultative Committee 2009-2012 and was awarded the Indigenous Employment and Engagement Champion Award in 2011 for her work in improving Aboriginal employment and training opportunities at UWS.  She is currently supervising five Indigenous New Career Academics (INCA) at the Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, to further facilitate career opportunities for Aboriginal Academics.

Research Expertise
Research Expertise: I am currently supervising several RHD students in a variety of topic areas, including education, Aboriginal education, Art therapy, whilst completing research projects and continuing my own areas of research for publication.

Teaching Expertise
Teaching Expertise: I have over sixteen years experience teaching in education and taught extensively in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Programs, and I am currently teaching in Aboriginal Education and Research Methodology. I was nominated in the top 10 lecturers of the year at UWS in 2009, and was nominated for a Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in 2011.

Administrative Expertise
Administration Expertise: I have considerable experience in running programs, co-ordinating courses and units, and supervising academic staff.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Sydney
  • Certificate III in Tertiary Preparation, TAFE (NSW)
  • Certificate in Tertiary Preparation, TAFE (NSW)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), University of Western Sydney
  • Certificate III in Aboriginal Studies, TAFE (NSW)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Teaching, University of Western Sydney
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management, CompTIA

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Education
  • Autophenomenology
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Gifted
  • Gifted Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous Methodology
  • Multicultural Education
  • Primary Education
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Science Teaching
  • Special Education
  • hermeneutic dialectic methodology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 25
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods 25
130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Indigenous Education and Research
Australia
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2009 - 1/02/2012 Head of Program/Course Advisor University of Western Sydney
Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education
Australia
1/02/2008 - 1/02/2009 Student Access and Learning Support University of Western Sydney
Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/02/2008 Lecturer University of Western Sydney
School of Education
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Gruppetta MM, Mason T, 'The universal appeal of Facebook©: Providing access to tertiary students from Australian Aboriginal communities', Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 262-284 (2013) [B1]
2012 Gregson R, Gruppetta MM, 'Making connections with the student's world', Connecting with Science Education, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 21-54 (2012) [B2]
2011 Gruppetta MM, Mason T, 'Embracing the Facebook © Phenomenon', Democratic Access to Education, Department of Education, Antioch University, Los Angeles 199-212 (2011)
2008 Gruppetta MM, 'Inadvertent Offence: When ¿a little knowledge is a dangerous thing', Religion, Spirituality and Social Science Research, Policy Press, United Kingdom 191-202 (2008) [B2]
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Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Gruppetta MM, 'Investigating the role and Experiences of Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators', Gifted Education International, 19 132-141 (2005)

Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gruppetta MM, 'Critical creativity: collage as research', IAFOR North American Conference on the Arts & Humanities: Official Conference Proceedings (2015) [O1]
2015 Gruppetta MM, Holmes K, Gore J, Smith M, Lloyd A, Patfield S, 'Unlocking Capacity and Empowering Choices¿ Indigenous Students¿ Aspirations for Higher Education.' (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Maxwell Smith
2014 Fletcher GL, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Stephanie Gilbert
2014 Fletcher GL, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract (2014) [E3]
2013 Gruppetta MM, 'Revising metaphoric research imagery to reflect results', Fourth Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities. ACAH 2013. (2013)
2012 Hine A, Butler K, Garlin F, Gruppetta MM, Gunawardana U, Lazar N, et al., 'First year advisors: An institutional innovation for transition and retention of first year higher education students', 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (2012) [E3]
2007 Gruppetta MM, Hall J, 'Email as communicative data: The tyranny of distance.', New Paradigms and Methods in Educational and Social Research (2007)
2005 Gruppetta MM, '¿Snowball recruiting¿: Capitalising on the theoretical ¿six degrees of separation¿', Measurement and Assessment in Educational and Social research (2005)
2004 Gruppetta MM, 'From Singular to Shared Viewpoints: Establishing an Ethnographical Setting with a Majority of One', Theory, Facts and Interpretation in Educational and Social Reseach (2004)
2004 Gruppetta MM, 'Autophenomenography? Alternative uses of autographically based research.', Australian Association for Research in Education (2004)
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Gruppetta MM, Vozzo L, Hatton C, Reid J, Pietsch M, Bennet M, et al., 'Assessing professional teaching standards in practicum using digital technologies with Indigenous and non-Indigenous pre-service teachers', Office for Learning and Teaching, 150 (2014)

Thesis / Dissertation (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Gruppetta MM, The Life Journey of Gifted Adults: a narrative exploration of developmental differences, University of Western Sydney (2010)
2004 Gruppetta MM, Enhancing the access of students with mild intellectual disabilities to the core science curriculum in a secondary inclusive school setting., University of Western Sydney (2004)
2003 Gruppetta MM, Investigating and Challenging the Experiences of Gifted and Talented Co-Ordinators in P.F.S.P. Schools in Western Sydney., University of Western Sydney (2003)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $1,441,366

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20166 grants / $577,363

Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school edcational pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island youth$140,981

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor John Fischetti, Dr Sandy O'Sullivan, Dr Eva McRae-Williams, Dr Peter Stephenson, Professor Liz Cameron, Glenn Auld
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600147
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Phase 1 and 2 of the Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy$136,275

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Doctor Gillian Gould, Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Peter O'Mara, Dr Marilyn Clarke, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Assoicate Professor Alan Clough, Ms Kristin Carson, Professor Jennifer Reath, Doctor Yael Bar Zeev, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600932
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

"Unlocking Capacity and Empowering Choices": Indigenous Students' Aspirations for Higher Education$134,012

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Jess Harris, Professor Max Smith, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Doctor Adam Lloyd, Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600151
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education - Whole of University$75,000

Funding body: University of South Australia

Funding body University of South Australia
Project Team Mrs Leanne Holt, Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601065
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Indigenous enabling: What Works? Developing a national conversation around enabling education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through a comprehensive audit of current provision$49,977

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert, Doctor Sally Baker, Ms Evonne Irwin, Ms Helen Cameron
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600136
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Addressing the gap between policy and implementation: Strategies for improving educational outcomes of Indigenous students$41,118

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Josephine May, Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Professor Denise Wood, Dr Felecia Watkin, Professor Irabinna Rigney
Scheme Innovation Development Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600568
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20151 grants / $55,660

Wiser Women: Educational Aspirations and Participation of Indigenous Women of Reproductive Age in Regional, Rural and Remote Communities$55,660

Funding body: Leslie Family Foundation

Funding body Leslie Family Foundation
Project Team Professor Penny Jane Burke, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Peter Radoll, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Mrs Sher Campbell
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501246
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20131 grants / $53,343

2013 MATSITI Evaluation$53,343

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Professor John Lester, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Mark Lock
Scheme More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300915
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20091 grants / $280,000

ICT Enabled Learning and Widening Participation at the University of Western Sydney: The Kindling of a Flame$280,000

Funding body: Charles Darwin University

Funding body Charles Darwin University
Project Team

L. Armitage

Scheme Shared
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20061 grants / $400,000

Literacy and numeracy using Interactive Whiteboards in secondary school settings$400,000

Funding body: University of Western Australia

Funding body University of Western Australia
Project Team

Maree Gruppetta

Scheme ASISTM
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

1 grants / $75,000

Accelerating Indigenous Higher Education – Indigenous academic workforce $75,000

Funding body: University of South Australia

Funding body University of South Australia
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNo G1601311
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Wrapture 'd'
PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Culturally Responsive Approaches for the Empowerment of Aboriginal Women in Smoking Cessation Care
PhD(Aboriginal Health Studies), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Exploring the Terrain of Potentiality for Australia's Aboriginal Students Within a Culturally Fortified, and Critical Model for Mathematics Education
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Improving Provider Behaviour in Managing Indigenous Maternal Smoking
PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Persuing the Dream: Graduating More ATSI Doctors
PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Bangawara Naa - Ways of Making and Seeing Creative Aboriginal Knowledges
PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters North: Remembering Country
M Philosophy (Abor Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

UON innovation and development grants

January 19, 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has achieved success in the latest round of Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) funding for innovation and development projects.

Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta

Position

Associate Professor
The Wollotuka Institute
Indigenous Education and Research
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email maree.gruppetta@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6768
Fax (02) 4921 6985
Links Google+
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Office

Room SAS 2.08
Building Birabahn Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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