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Lecturer, Curtin University

Carly Steele is a Lecturer and early career researcher in the School of Education at Curtin University, Perth having previously held a Lecturer position at James Cook University in Townsville. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2021 which explored the role of language awareness and the use of constrastive analysis for teaching Standard Australian English as an additional language and/or dialect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in primary school classrooms. Carly coordinates and teaches professional experience units in postgraduate and undergraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses and draws on a range of research and teaching experiences across Australia which include positions in remote WA and NT, Far North Queensland and Sydney. She is involved in Curtin's On Country Teacher Education (OCTE) program as the Professional Experience Coordinator.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, Curtin University
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, James Cook University


  • 2021 
    University of Melbourne, PhD