Our people

Executive team

Professor Susan Ledger

Head of School
School of Education

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Tanille Elley

School Executive Officer
School of Education

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Associate Professor Narelle Eather

Associate Professor
School of Education

Associate Professor Rachel Buchanan

Associate Professor
School of Education

Associate Professor Scott Imig

Associate Professor
School of Education

Program convenors

A Program Convenor is the academic staff member with responsibility for the management and quality of a program or degree, and the courses offered within that program. Program Convenors review and endorse amendments to a student’s program of study, consider applications for credit, and provide recommendations on matters pertaining to progress, in consultation with the relevant Course Coordinator/s.

Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) | Ourimbah | Convenor

Associate Professor I-Fang Lee

Associate Professor
School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) | Callaghan | Deputy Convenor

Dr Karen Watson

Lecturer
School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Primary) | Callaghan | Convenor

Associate Professor David Palmer

Associate Professor
School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Primary) | Ourimbah | Deputy Convenor

Dr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler

Lecturer
School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Primary) | Port Macquarie | Deputy Convenor

Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds

Associate Professor/Honorary Associate Professor
School of Education|School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Humanities and Arts | Callaghan & Ourimbah | Convenor

Dr Rachel Burke

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – STEM & HPE | Callaghan | Convenor

Dr Nick Riley

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Education Honours Degrees | Convenor

Associate Professor Joanne Ailwood

Associate Professor
School of Education

Special & Inclusive Education Pathway | Convenor

Dr Judith Foggett

Lecturer
School of Education

Postgraduate Programs


Graduate Certificate in Education | Convenor

Master of Education | Professional Learning | Co-Convenor

Professor Jim Albright

Professor
School of Education

Master of Education | Teacher Retraining | Co-Convenor

Associate Professor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Associate Professor
School of Education

Master of Leadership and Management in Education | Co-Convenor

Associate Professor Scott Imig

Associate Professor
School of Education

Master of Leadership and Management in Education | Co-Convenor

Associate Professor James Ladwig

Associate Professor
School of Education

Master of Special and Inclusive Education | Co-Convenor

Dr Judith Foggett

Lecturer
School of Education

Master of Special and Inclusive Education | Co-Convenor

Dr Carl Leonard

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Master of Teaching (Primary) | Convenor

Master of Teaching (Secondary) | Convenor

Dr Jordan Smith

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.