Dr Kate de Bruin works in the Faculty of Education at Monash University where she researches and lectures in both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the areas of inclusive education as well as research use and evaluation. Her current research investigates evidence-informed practice in inclusive education, as well as policy development. Her real interests lie in social justice and identifying how research can strengthen professional practice in ways that improve equity and quality schooling for all students.
Kate originally worked as a high school teacher where she taught English as well as supporting the education and school participation of learners with diverse abilities and needs, before moving into tertiary education and research. She has worked with government departments on projects such as the Victorian Inclusion Support Programme and developing resources for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities.