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Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education, RMIT University

I am one of Australia's lead experts in inclusive education: research, policy and evidence-based educational practice.

Behaviour in schools and school-based mental health are areas of particular expertise and in the service of creating more inclusive education for children and young people.

Education policy: I am lead author of this important and controversial new book about educational trends.
Educational Trends Exposed.

Praise for the book:
‘In Educational Trends Exposed, David Armstrong and Gill Armstrong encourage us to develop a critical scepticism to resist educational 'snake-oil'. In a highly competitive environment where education jurisdictions and schools compete against each other for superior standing on league tables, education provides fertile fields for the emergence and attraction of trends. This book offers a methodology for evaluating the veracity of the conceptualisation and the claims of educational trends. I would recommend this text to teacher educators, teachers, education leaders and administrators’ – Professor Roger Slee

Research leadership: I am currently Editor of an international research journal in special and inclusive education:
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN)
I am an internationally known author and researcher in the area of:
Child and adolescent behaviour
School-based mental health
Please get in contact if I can help you as a stakeholder, teacher, parent, student or journalist.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Teacher Education (Special Education), Flinders University
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Special Needs Education, RMIT University


  • 2006 
    University of Manchester , Educational Psychology