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Are you interested in pursuing postgraduate research in Sustainability, Environment, and the Arts in Education (SEAE)?

The SEAE Research Centre welcomes inquiries from individuals who are highly motivated and appropriately qualified to undertake postgraduate research at either the Masters or Doctoral level.

We welcome discussions on projects of an interdisciplinary nature that center on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

For enquiries please email SEAE Information regarding scholarships

Meet some of our current HDR students and discover their projects

Nicola Apps

Thesis Title: Stay at Home! Home Education and Unschooling in Central Queensland during a pandemic.


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Tim Barrington

Thesis: A Symphony of Binaries: Exploring Critical and Creative Thinking through Encounters with Luminaries, Learners, and Loud Heavy Metal Music.

Interests: Tim is a passionate metalhead multi-instrument musician, learner, and teacher. 

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Adrienne (Adi) Brown)

Thesis title: Locating place-based pedagogy: A posthuman inquiry into Visual Arts and Design Higher Education in China and New Zealand
Interests: Visual Arts curriculum and pedagogy in higher education, within international settings of art making, and the intra-actions that occur between learner, artist, teacher and researcher.

Adrienne Brown - one page profile

Adi Brown

Teresa Carapeto

Thesis: Relations as Nature in Steiner Waldorf Teacher Practice and its Transcendence into the Classroom and Beyond

Interests: Sustainability and Indian medieval history.

Teresa Carapeto - one page profile

Teresa Carapeto

Jennifer Desrosiers

Thesis Title: A mixed methods critique of explicit and implicit curricula about gender, sexuality and culture in teacher education programs.

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Mellissa Evans

Thesis Title: Youth agency and well-becoming in Australian Schools: A cartography of entanglement between dogs and young people.

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David Ellis

Thesis:Professional Learning ; Technology Education: Enabling the Future

Interests: Whole-of-school and whole-of-system approaches to education for sustainability: Uptake of environmental technology in schools.


David Ellis

Natalie Gardham

Thesis: VET Voices of Success: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Experiences

Interests:  Research interests include, Vocational Education and Training, students succeeding in meeting their goals, increasing completion rates, and understanding what success is for students.

Natalie Gardham - one page profile

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Kate Herwig

Thesis Title: Embedding wellbeing practices into everyday classes: Impact on students’sense of belonging and academic achievement

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Kelly Humphrey

Thesis: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership matters in the education sector: Disrupting the racial disparity perspective.

Interests: Aboriginal education, leadership, Aboriginal methodologies, diversity in education. Aboriginal practice: Basket weaving.

One page profile - Kelly Humphreys

Kelly Humphreys

Carl Hotko

Thesis Title: Teaching While the Black Dogs Bark: Australian Secondary Teachers’ stories of Vicarious Trauma.

Carl Hotko

Aleasa Kermode

Thesis Title: 'Genderverse': an autoethnographic study of the metaverse of gendered interactions in early childhood and primary education.

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Elizabeth Makishe

Thesis Title: Gendered Constructions of Leadership Education in Tanzania Primary Schools.

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Frances Mason

Thesis Title: Youth co-designed secondary school career development practice: What would it look like.

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Tahlia McGahey

Thesis Title: Social Improvement for Disengaged Youth through A/r/tography

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Samantha van der Toorn

Thesis Title: A Priest and the Posthuman: Metatheorising worldviews through the relational conversations about the Anthropocene

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Narissa Wheatley

Thesis Title: Refiguring the autistic child: Schooling, affective artefacts and the joyful events of m(other)ing

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Regina (Gina) Ygoa McKeown

Thesis Title: “Live the Learning” – Connecting science education to sustainability through environmental education 

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