Our People

Dean of School

Professor Michele Simons 
PhD (University of South Australia), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Human Services and Adult Education)

Executive Assistant / Project Officer to Dean

Mrs Nicolette Pearson 

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Deputy Dean of School

Associate Professor Mary Mooney
PhD (CSU), MA (UNSW), Grad Dip Drama Ed (Melbourne State College), BEd (Brisbane CAE), Dip. Teach (Capricornia IAE) 

School Manager

Veronica De Paoli
MAppSci (Coaching Psychology), GradCert (Commerce), Adv Dip (Accounting),Dip (Project Management),
CertIV (Training & Assessment)

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Directors of Academic Program

Early Childhood Education
Dr Kumara Ward
PhD (UWS), MSocSc (Dist) (UWS), BEd (ECU), BTeach (EC) (UNE), GDip Train Dev (GU)

Primary Education
Dr  Katina Zammit  
BEd Hons (USyd), MEd (USyd), PhD (UWS).

Secondary Education
Dr Christina Curry 
BPE, MEd (USyd), PhD

Adult and  Postgraduate Education
Dr Danielle Tracey
BSSc, BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS 

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Director of Research

Professor Wayne Sawyer 
BA Hons (USyd), DipEd (USyd), MA Hons (USyd), MEd (Sydney), PhD (UWS)

Director of Higher Degree Research

Dr Chwee Beng Lee
PhD University of Missouri (USA), MA Nanyang Technological University, PGDIPEd Nanyang Technological University, BA National University of Singapore

Director of Engagement and International

Associate Professor Christine Johnston BA (Hons) PhD (USyd) 

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Professors

Adjunct Professor Murat Dizdar 

Emeritus Professor Stuart Hill 
PhD (West Ind), BSc (Hons) (Swansea)

Professor Karen Malone 
Dip. Ed (Monash), BEd Hons (ECU), PhD (Deakin)

Adjunct Professor David Phipps 

Adjunct Professor Gregory Prior

Professor Kathryn Holmes
PhD Monash University, MEdStud University of Newcastle (NSW), DipEd University of Newcastle (NSW), BSc University of Newcastle (NSW)

Professor Carol Reid
PhD, BA (Hons) Macquarie University, DipTeach (CAE)

Professor Michael Singh  
DipT (USQ), GradDip Intercultural Studies (Edith Cowan), GradDip T.Lib. (QUT), BEd Hons (Deakin), PhD (Deakin). Centre for Educational Research

Professor Margaret J Somerville
BA (USYD), GradDip Cont Ed (UNE), MEd (hons) (UNE) PhD (UNE). Centre for Educational Research

Adjunct Professor Margaret Vickers  
BSc (Melbourne), MSc (Melbourne), MEd (Harvard), EdD (Harvard)

Adjunct Professor Lindsay Wasson

Emeritus Professor Steve Wilson 
Dip Teach, BA, MEd(Hons), PhD, FACE

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