SCU Staff Directory
Dr Anne Bellert
BEd(SpecEd)(UNE), BTeach(Prim)(UNE), PhD(UNE)
Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Education
Telephone: 6659 3946
Campus: Coffs Harbour
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.