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Emeritus Professor of Education, Macquarie University

Kevin Wheldall is an Emeritus Professor of Macquarie University and is the Director of the MULTILIT Research Unit. Kevin has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, the British Psychological Society and the College of Preceptors. He has received the Mona Tobias award of Learning Difficulties Australia and has been inducted into the Macquarie University Innovators Hall of Fame. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011 for “service to education as an academic and researcher, particularly in the areas of learning and behavioural difficulties, and through the design and implementation of innovative literacy programs”.


  • 2006–present
    Chairman, MultiLit Pty Ltd
  • 2012–present
    Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University
  • 1990–2011
    Professor of Education, Macquarie University


  • 1978 
    University of Birmingham, UK, PhD in Educational Psychology
  • 1970 
    University of Manchester, UK, BA (Hons) in Psychology

Research Areas

  • Education (13)
  • Special Education And Disability (130312)
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)


Member of the Order of Australia (AM)