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Raoul Adam Senior Lecturer
School of Education Dr BEd(QUT), GradCertCogSc(UQ), MEd(Hons)(JCU), PhD(UQ) Raoul BEd(QUT), GradCertCogSc(UQ), MEd(Hons)(JCU), PhD(UQ) Gold Coast
Anne Bellert Course Coordinator 6659 3946
School of Education Dr Dr Anne Bellert is a teacher and researcher who is committed to achieving sustainable learning - Learning for all, teaching that matters, learning that lasts. She is a qualified primary school and special education teacher and consultant who has worked in a wide range of school settings since the late 1990s. As well as teaching, Anne has worked closely with classroom teachers, school executives and family members of students with disabilities to promote successful school transitions, inclusive classroom practices and sustainable systemic approaches. Whilst working as a researcher at UNE?s SiMERR centre Anne was involved in the design and development of the now widely-implemented QuickSmart intervention programs. She now pursues research and publication interests focusing on learning difficulties in reading and mathematics, literacy, numeracy and, more recently, teacher knowledge about how findings from cognitive neuroscience relate to classroom practices. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at Southern Cross University. Anne is a member of the Australasian Association of Special Education, Learning Difficulties Australia and SPELD NSW, and has achieved the following awards: 2009 Australian Postgraduate Award; 2009, Inaugural Rod Gerber Memorial Scholarship (high quality achievement by a student in a research degree) from University of New England Faculty Higher Degree Research Committee; 2008 Tertiary Student Award (significant post-graduate research in learning difficulties) from Learning Difficulties Australia, and 2005 Research Encouragement Award for Publications from Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of New England. BEd(SpecEd)(UNE), BTeach(Prim)(UNE), PhD(UNE) Anne BEd(SpecEd)(UNE), BTeach(Prim)(UNE), PhD(UNE) Coffs Harbour
Wendy Boyd Senior Lecturer 02 66203618
School of Education Dr Dr Wendy Boyd joined Southern Cross University in February 2009with professional expertise in the field of early childhood education and care, where she taught for 25 years. This experience has taken her into research in this field, and particularly in the field of the quality of early childhood education and care. She completed her PhD in 2011, the title of which was Parent decisions regarding paid work and care of the child. Wendy has published and presented from her PhD, and collaborated to publish research involving pre-service teachers' attitudes to child care, early childhood education for sustainability, pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety and advocacy of pre-service teachers in the field of early childhood. Her approach to teaching of pre-service early childhood teachers has been recognised through the award of a 2011 Vice Chancellor's Citation Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 25 years of early childhood professional experience, Wendy led a large staff team to consistently achieve the highest ratings in the early childhood Quality Improvement and Accreditation System. Wendy is highly regarded in the early childhood field and active with the North Coast Branch of Early Childhood Australia, actively advocating for high quality early childhood education and care for children and their families. BSc(UNSW), GradDipEd(ECE)(SKTC), MEd(SCU), PhD(QUT) Wendy BSc(UNSW), GradDipEd(ECE)(SKTC), MEd(SCU), PhD(QUT) Lismore
Tess Boyle Lecturer 07 55893225
School of Education Mrs DipT(ACU), BEd(USQ), MEd(SCU) Tess DipT(ACU), BEd(USQ), MEd(SCU) Gold Coast
Leanne Cameron Lecturer 02 6659 3316
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Leanne Cameron is currently Lecturer, Design, Digital and Technologies Education in the School of Education at SCU?s Coffs Harbour Campus. She has published widely in the area of effective technology integration in education and is particularly sought after for presentations about her work on the use of Digital Technologies, Social Media and integrated STEM programs in Education.

Leanne?s current interest lies in ensuring our teachers are skilled up to meet the challenges of the new Australian Technologies curriculum implementation. She draws heavily on her own experience as a classroom teacher and as a Technology Trainer for the NSW Department of Education?s Training & Development Directorate to deliver practical advice for teachers.

Leanne has previously worked at ACU, Sydney and Macquarie Universities in NSW and has co-ordinated courses with universities in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. The focus of her work for some years has been the investigation of how digital technologies can be used to promote student engagement.

Leanne Cameron is currently President Elect of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and Vice President of ICT Educators NSW (ICTENSW). Both these groups are working hard to develop the professionalism of all teachers of technology. DipEd(Macquarie), BA(Macquarie), GradDipEd(CompEd)(Macquarie), MEd(Macquarie) Leanne DipEd(Macquarie), BA(Macquarie), GradDipEd(CompEd)(Macquarie), MEd(Macquarie) Coffs Harbour
Marilyn Chaseling Associate Professor +61 2 66 203 801
School of Education Associate Professor BMus(Adel), GradDipEd(ArmidaleCAE), MEd(NE), PhD(DEAKIN) Marilyn BMus(Adel), GradDipEd(ArmidaleCAE), MEd(NE), PhD(DEAKIN) Lismore
Peter Cook Academic Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education 07 5589 3228
School of Education Mr BEd, MAEMgt Peter BEd, MAEMgt Gold Coast
Amy Cutter-Mackenzie Deputy Head of School, Research & HDR Training +61 07 5589 3130
School of Education Professor Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie is the Deputy Head of School Research, as well as the Research Leader of the SCU `Sustainability, Environment and Education? (SEE) Research Cluster at Southern Cross University. Amy commenced her career as a primary school teacher in Queensland Australia and later moved into academia after completing her PhD. Amy?s research focuses on the conceptualisation and articulation of environmental education and sustainability in childhood, schools, teacher education, higher education and community. Her present research is heavily centred on children?s ontological framings of/in nature/environment. Amy?s latest two books are: `Young Children?s Play and Early Childhood Environmental Education? (Springer, co-authored with Edwards, Moore & Boyd) and `The Socioecological Educator? (Springer, Co-edited with Wattchow, Jeans, Alfrey, Brown & O?Connor). Amy is also the Editor of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education (Cambridge University Press) and Consulting Editor for the Journal of Environmental Education, the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Educational Studies. In the past 5 years Amy has generated substantial external research income (including 2 Australian Research Council Discovery grants), having completed over 20 research projects in the areas of environmental education and sustainability and cross-disciplinary research fields. Her current projects are focussed on children?s environmental experiences (across different cultural minority and majority contexts), climate change education and children?s consumption and its implications for early childhood environmental education. Further, Amy has been recognised nationally and internationally for teaching and research excellence. She has received an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government) Citation and OLT Teacher Excellence Award, and has recently been bestowed as a Fellow of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) for a ?demonstrable outstanding contribution? to environmental education and its research in Australia and internationally. BEd(Hons)(Griff), PhD(CQU) Amy BEd(Hons)(Griff), PhD(CQU) Gold Coast
David Ellis Lecturer (Teaching Scholar) 02 6659 3179
School of Education Mr BEd(Sydney), MUDS(Bond) David BEd(Sydney), MUDS(Bond) Coffs Harbour
Jo-Anne Ferreira Deputy HOS (T&L)/Academic Director SCU Online 558 93243
School of Education Associate Professor HDipEd, BA(Hons), GCertHE, MEnvEd, PhD Jo-Anne HDipEd, BA(Hons), GCertHE, MEnvEd, PhD Gold Coast