Meet the team
SEAE Research Leader
Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles (BEd Hons Griffith, PhD CQU) is a Professor of Sustainability, Environment and Education at Southern Cross University, School of Education, Australia. She is the Deputy Dean Research & HDR Training for the School of Education, as well as the Research Leader of the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster. She has led over 40 research projects in environmental education and published over 150 publications largely centred on ontologies in/as nature through socioecological and more recently posthumanist theoretical orientations. She has a particular interest in child-framed arts-based research methodologies.
Amy has also been recognised for both her teaching and research excellence in environmental education, including an OLT Teaching Excellence Award, Citation and the Australian Association for Environmental Education Fellowship (Life Achievement Award) for her outstanding contribution to environmental education research.
SEAE Deputy Research Leader
Associate Professor Alexandra Lasczik (formerly Cutcher)
Alexandra Lasczik (BEd, MEd, PhD Sydney) is A/Professor of Arts and Education at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia. She is known internationally for her work in Arts-Based Educational Research [ABER] framed knowledge translation modes that speak to broader audiences than merely the academy (issues of accessibility, including creative writing and artmaking); and Movement, specifically walkography, as an ABER methodology. Recently, she has been working across Environmental Education and the Arts.
Alexandra is past Chair past Program Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Arts-based Educational Research (ABER) SIG and past World Councillor for the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). She is currently Deputy Leader of the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster.
Alexandra was a secondary Visual Arts teacher and coordinator for 25 years. She was awarded an OLT Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning, specifically in preservice secondary Visual Arts and was also the SCU School of Education’s Researcher of the Year in 2016.
Executive Member of SEAE
(Marianne Logan BA(UNE), GradDipEd (UNE), PhD (SCU)) is the Associate Director of Higher Degree Research (PhD and Masters by Thesis), Coordinator of Honours and a Lecturer in Science and Technology in the School of Education at SCU. Marianne is passionate about the environment and sustainability and carries out research in these areas. She seeks to inspire learners in science, sustainability and the environment and provides platforms for their voices to be heard.
Marianne’s recent research involves child/youth framed, arts based, research and she is coordinating and co-coordinating several research projects including projects that have received external funding. The findings from Marianne’s research have been presented at international and national conferences and published in International research journals and edited texts. Marianne has co-supervised Honours and PhD candidates through to completion and is currently co-supervising three PhD research candidates and two Doctor of Education candidates.