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Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education, Deakin University

Dr Carly Sawatzki is a teacher educator and educational researcher with a particular interest in teaching mathematics through real world economic and financial contexts.

The focus of Carly's work is students and their learning. Hence, the work she enjoys most occurs in schools - researching, coaching, and learning from teachers and their students.

Carly is regularly engaged by teacher associations and schools, being recognised as a dynamic, thought-provoking presenter who is dedicated to involving school leaders and teachers in professional learning that promotes critical conversation, inspires innovation, and transforms pedagogical practice.

Carly writes for academic, government, teacher and preservice teacher audiences. She also writes for The Conversation, EducationHQ and AARE EduResearch Matters.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Canberra
  • 2008–2018
    Lecturer, Monash University


  • 2014 
    Monash University, PhD