Priority Research Centre

About us

The Teachers and Teaching Priority Research Centre aims to achieve high quality research, training and knowledge translation in the development and testing of interventions and innovations that will be used and sustained in the practice of teaching and teacher development across a broad range of contexts.

Members of the UON Teachers and Teaching Research Centre

(from left to right) Back row: Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Sally Patfield, Leanne Fray, Max Smith, David Lubans, Matthew Harper, Skye Gibson, Daniel Hickmott, Drew Miller. Front row: Jess Harris, Nicole Thew, Le Hoang Le, Jenny Gore, Felicia Jaremus, Stephanie Reed, Brooker Rosser, Wendy Taggart.

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC) conducts high quality, high impact research and research translation in the areas of:

  1. Quality Teaching and Professional Development;
  2. Aspirations and Equity;
  3. STEM Education; and
  4. Educational Reform.

The TTRC is a priority research centre of the University of Newcastle. Its core researchers are from the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

In order to improve the quality of teaching and teacher education in the interests of students everywhere, TTRC brings the broad disciplinary and methodological expertise of its researchers to address issues at the forefront of state and national policy agendas and at the cutting edge of academic scholarship. Research and research training activities cover the spectrum of theory development and measurement, intervention conceptualisation and testing, implementation and knowledge transfer.