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Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Dr Debra Donnelly is researching how best to support pre-service teachers while also focusing on history education and how film influences our historical consciousness.

Dr Debra Donnelly is an academic with a passion for shaping the minds of future teachers, while her research focuses on the impact of film and media on the development of the historical consciousness. Debra, who has an extensive background as a history high school teacher, is part of the internationally respected History Education Research Network (HERMES) and is the editor, alongside colleagues Associate Professors Robert Parkes and Heather Sharp, of the Historical Encounters journal, which was recently ranked Q1 in the Scimago Journal Rankings.


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    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle