Mr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler


School of Education

Career Summary


Matt Wilson-Wheeler is a convenor of the primary teacher education program at the Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle and has been involved in Intitial Teacher Education in New Zealand and Australia for the last ten years. He is interested in exploring the production of academic subjectivities and how they are traversed by psychologising discourses and furthermore, how this knowledge might be used to inform practice and policy. In addition he is interested in the implementation and use of information and communication technologies in 21st classrooms.

Current Work: Currently, Matt is writing up his doctoral thesis examining the discursive constitution of academic ‘underachievement’. Specifically, his thesis aims to hegemonic understandings of academic ‘underachievement’by considering the complexity of the discourses that constitute primary school students academic subjectivities.


  • Master of Arts (Psychology), University of Otago - New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Otago - New Zealand


  • Primary teacher education
  • critical psychology
  • educational psychology
  • gender issues in education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori) 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education

Mr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler


School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Phone (02) 43484112