Dr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler

Dr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler


School of Education

Career Summary


Matthew 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 fifteen 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.

Current Work: Currently, Matthew is investigating the pedagogical environment of a Central Coast indigenous school.


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


  • Initial primary teacher education
  • academic 'underachievement'
  • critical psychology
  • culturally democratic teaching and learning
  • educational psychology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
390203 Sociology of education 50
390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 $4,263

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20171 grants / $4,263

Investigating the pedagogical environment of a Central Coast Indigenous School: Developing a culturally appropriate research design $4,263

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
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

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


Room .HO104