Dr 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.


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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Wilson-Wheeler MM, '¿How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?¿ Troubling the Psy-gaze in the Qualitative Analysis and Representation of Educational Subjects¿.', Interrupting the Psy-Disciplines in Education, Palgrave McMillan, London 203-220 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Matthew Wilson-Wheeler

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $9,830

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20171 grants / $9,830

Investigating the pedagogical environment of a Central Coast Indigenous School: Developing a culturally appropriate research design $9,830

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Margot Ford, Doctor Matthew Wilson-Wheeler
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701338
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE

Dr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler


School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email matthew.wilson-wheeler@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 43484112


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