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Conjoint Lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Before taking up this position in 2002, Breda was a Research Fellow at Griffith University for 12 years, and a teacher of the deaf in Victoria and the United States. She has had many years' experience developing Deaf Studies workshops for the Deaf community, and as a consultant with a variety of educational and community-based groups. She has co-authored a widely-used Deaf Studies Program for schools and a variety of other educational materials.

Breda has had extensive involvement in Deaf community organizations, and is currently Secretary of Deaf History International and a member of the World Federation of the Deaf's Expert Group on Deaf culture.


  • 2002–present
    Conjoint Lecturer in Special Education, University of Newcastle


  • 2005 
    Griffith University, PhD