Professor Pasi Sahlberg
Deputy Leader, TeachLab
Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and author. He has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policymaker in Finland and advised schools and education system leaders around the world.
Professor Sue Walker
Leader, Early Years Research Lab
Professor Susan Walker’s research interests concern children's developmental outcomes and the role of early intervention in early childhood. Susan has extensive expertise in survey methodology and quantitative data analysis.
Dr Aspa Baroutsis
Aspa Baroutsis is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Education. She is known for her research in: media sociology, focused on portrayals of teachers, teaching, and schools across traditional print and social media; learning engagement and student voice across mainstream and alternative school settings; and digital pedagogies and school learning spaces that support student belonging and participation.
Dr Anne Bellert
Anne Bellert is a teacher and researcher who is committed to achieving sustainable learning - Learning for all, teaching that matters, learning that lasts.
Dr Christos Markopoulos
Chair of Education Faculty Board; Senior Lecturer
Christos Markopoulos has extensive experience in teaching mathematics discipline as well as mathematics education for undergraduate and postgraduate education students. He has developed and taught Mathematical Content Knowledge units for pre-service teachers.
Mr David Ellis
As a former technology teacher and head teacher, David Ellis has always been interested in developing the capacity of technology teachers in the ever-changing curriculum of technology education.
Dr Marianne Logan
Marianne Logan is a lecturer at Southern Cross University and is one of the founding members of the Sustainability Environment and Education research cluster. She is passionate about inspiring learners in science, sustainability and the environment.
Dr Lewes Peddell
Lewes Peddell is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education with a focus on Mathematics Education. Prior to coming to Southern Cross in 2018, he was Director of Research, Learning and Enterprise at Canterbury College (QLD) where he also served as Director of Arts Academy, Acting Director of Curriculum and taught Music and Mathematics.
Mr Arron Stevens
Arron is a proud Aboriginal man from Wiradjuri country at Junee, having grown up on Awabakal country in Newcastle. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education from The University of Newcastle. Arron’s appointment is as a Lecturer at Coffs Harbour Campus.
Dr Chris Zehntner
Lecturer, Personal Development Health and Physical Education
Chris Zehntner is a lecturer in PDHPE with the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross. Chris brings together teaching and coaching experience to inform both his tertiary teaching and research. He is a recipient of several university awards for teaching and program design.
Simone Blom is an experienced leader, educator and emergent researcher with over two decades in education and high-impact project officer roles. Simone’s skills are best deployed in workshop facilitation and collaborative enterprises that require succinct translation of complex concepts and outcomes into accessible, workable ideas and solutions.
Ms Adi Brown
Adi is an Associate Lecturer and working in the teaching/research fields of creativity/arts and human studies of environment and society.
Mr Patrick Bruck
Deputy Chair of Faculty Board; Associate Lecturer
Patrick Bruck is an Associate Lecturer at Southern Cross University, Faculty of Education, Australia. He is enrolled in a Doctor of Education (EdD) at Southern Cross University with a focus on the teaching of proportional reasoning in Australian schools. Patrick has held numerous roles in Australia’s education sector, including as a teacher, Head of Department, Deputy Principal and Principal in high schools, predominantly in Queensland. He has also taught internationally in Asia and Europe.
Associate Lecturer (Teaching Scholar)
Katie Hotko is an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University, specialising in the Creative Arts. As HDR representative on the leadership committee, she is an active member of the SEAE (Sustainability, Environmental, and Arts Education) Research Cluster. Katie is also the co-convenor of the Faculty of Education HDR Society and passionately supports creating a community of practice among her fellow students.
Dr Jemma Peisker
Jemma Peisker has taught in South East Queensland schools for 12 years as a Senior Visual Arts Teacher and has a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours in Fine Arts, Bachelor of Education Honours (First Class) and PhD.
Lisa Siegel is a skilled environmental educator with over 20 years’ experience in developing and facilitating educational experiences for children, young people, and adults, having worked in both public and independent schools in three different countries.
Dr Maia Osborn
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Maia Osborn works as a research fellow within the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education Research Cluster. Maia's PhD explored environmentally conscious teachers' philosophies, pedagogies and practices. She is currently researching in the areas of nature play, climate change education, and children's relationships as nature.
Curriculum and Accreditation Coordinator
Kim works out of the Lismore campus.
Curriculum and Accreditation Coordinator
Anita works out of the Lismore campus.
Mrs Karen Moore
Karen works out of the Gold Coast campus.
Mr Tim Mulholland
Tim works out of the Lismore campus.
Mr Matt Skoss
Project Manager (MANSW)
Matt works remotely.