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Mr Matt Lumb

Praxis Fellow

Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Ed.

Career Summary


Matt’s commitment to the field of access to education developed through experiences as a community development professional working on projects in Australia and in parts of Asia and Africa, and as a classroom teacher in Australian high schools. Since 2011, Matt has worked at the University of Newcastle as an outreach practitioner and is currently enrolled in a PhD with the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, investigating the concealed impacts of outreach connections. He has an interest in the ways sophisticated participatory methodologies have the potential to make evaluative processes more productive, and to deliver nuanced and contextualised understandings of the underlying dynamics that produce program impact.


  • critical pedagogy
  • educational access
  • educational participation
  • equity
  • evaluation
  • social inequalities
  • social justice
  • sociology of education
  • widening participation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment 25
160809 Sociology of Education 50
130103 Higher Education 25


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Lumb M, Roberts S, 'The inedito viavel (untested feasibility) of practitioner imaginations: Reflections on the challenges and possibilities of dialogic praxis for equity and widening participation', International Studies in Widening Participation, 4 18-33 (2017)

Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Lumb M, Hope, Newcastle (2013)


John McIntyre Conference Centre University of Edinburgh

European Access Network

May 16, 2014

Staff from the University of Newcastle will attend the 23rd annual European Access Network being held at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from June 2-4, 2014.

Mr Matt Lumb


Praxis Fellow
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Ed.
Academic Division

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 7912
Fax (02) 4921 5613
Links Personal webpage


Room IDC211
Building IDC
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308