Dr Suzanne Hudson (PhD) has lectured in university settings since 2000. She has been employed at both Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Southern Cross University (SCU). Her teaching career spans over 30 years and during this time Suzanne has held a range of leadership roles. With over 30 publications, her research focuses on professional experience, mentoring, teaching in rural and remote communities, preparedness for teaching and community engagement. Dr Suzanne Hudson has received a national citation and a program award from the Office of Learning and Teaching for the Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project that includes the well-recognised Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) program.
Sue's research is embedded in her work at the university and within the education community. Currently Sue is researching models of professional experience, the role of the School Coordinator before, during and after professional experience as well as mentoring models that support pre-service teachers to teach in rural and remote communities.
Sue engages regularly with the community through her work and research with schools and delivering professional learning for teachers. The Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) Program has been delivered to over 4000 teachers across Australia and in the United States, Philippines, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
Sue has supervised HDR students for a number of years. She has supported students in topics relating to the mentoring of pre-service and beginning teachers, teaching visual arts, the role of mentor teachers in supporting pre-service teachers, teaching in rural and remote communities and teacher preparedness. Sue also examines theses in her areas of expertise.
Currently as the Director of Professional Experience, Sue oversees and teaches into the professional experience units across all degree programs at Southern Cross University