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Daniella J. Forster

Senior Lecturer, Educational ethics and philosophies, University of Newcastle

Daniella’s research applies philosophy and theories of ethics to teacher education and draws from a wide range of empirical and scholarly sources to explore pre-service and serving teacher beliefs about and experiences of (1) moral complexity in teaching and (2) programs, policies and pedagogies to develop educative dialogue about the ethics of teaching in the profession. She leads the Educational Ethics: Dilemmas of Diversity group ( Her most popular paper, Codes of Ethics in Australian Education: Towards a National Perspective can be found here:


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Philosophies of Education and Teacher Professional Ethics, University of Newcastle


  • 2011 
    Monash University, PhD