The University of Newcastle, Australia

Our researchers

The School of Education is proud to conduct important and impactful research in what is a truly global field.

Due to the strengths of individuals, as well as an established culture of collaboration, our researchers have earned prestigious grants, fellowships and awards.


Creative Arts Education

Dr Christine Hatton

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr David Roy

Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Kathryn Grushka

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Early Childhood Education

Associate Professor I-Fang Lee

Associate Professor
School of Education

Associate Professor Joanne Ailwood

Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Jo Brown

Lecturer
School of Education

Associate Professor Linda Newman

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Nicole Leggett

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Karen Watson

Lecturer
School of Education

Education Studies

Dr Daniella Forster

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Jennifer Archer

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Margot Ford

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Nisha Thapliyal

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Educational Leadership

Associate Professor James Ladwig

Associate Professor
School of Education

Associate Professor Scott Imig

Associate Professor
School of Education

Health and Physical Education

Dr Drew Miller

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Professor David Lubans

NHMRC Research Fellow
School of Education

Dr Jordan Smith

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Narelle Eather

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Nick Riley

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Professor Philip Morgan

Professor
School of Education

Professor Ronald Plotnikoff

Professor & Chair PA & PHE
School of Education

Higher Education & Research Training

Professor Allyson Holbrook

Professor
School of Education

Dr Jill Scevak

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Erika Spray

Lecturer
School of Education

Humanities and Social Sciences Education

Dr Debra Donnelly

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Julie Bowe

Lecturer
School of Education

Associate Professor Robert Parkes

Acting Head of School
School of Education

Associate Professor Heather Sharp

Associate Professor
School of Education

Innovation and Digital Education

Associate Professor Erica Southgate

Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Greg Preston

Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Rachel Buchanan

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Professor Peter Twining

Professor
School of Education

Language and Literacies

Dr Helena Sit

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Professor Jim Albright

Professor
School of Education

Dr Rachel Burke

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Associate Professor Shen Chen

Associate Professor
School of Education

Primary Education

Associate Professor Kylie Shaw

Dean of Graduate Research
Graduate Research

Dr Matthew Wilson-Wheeler

Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Maura Sellars

Lecturer
School of Education

Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds

Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Suzanne MacQueen

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Kate Ferguson-Patrick

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Special and Inclusive Education

Dr Angela Page

Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Jill Duncan

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Kerry Dally

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Judith Foggett

Lecturer
School of Education

Dr Carl Leonard

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

STEM Education

Associate Professor David Palmer

Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Deborah Trevallion

Lecturer/Casual Academic
School of Education|School of Creative Industries

Associate Professor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Associate Professor
School of Education

Associate Professor Mitchell O'Toole

Associate Professor
School of Education

Teacher Education & Professional Learning

Associate Professor Jess Harris

Associate Professor
School of Education

Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore

Laureate Professor
School of Education

Professor Max Smith

Professor
School of Education