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Dr. Olivia Karaolis

I have completed my research at USYD after working in the US in the field of Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Much of my focus has been on creating inclusive communities through the framework of the creative arts. While living in LA my work was recognized by the Kennedy Center and I was awarded a contract to implement programming with the Los Angeles Unified School District. I also prepared teachers at Santa Monica College and provided professional development. I now teach across the School of Education and Social Work at Sydney University. How lucky am I to work with such fabulous people and students that want to teach and make a difference.


  • –present
    Mentor and Research Student, University of Sydney


  • 2021 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2010 
    Griffith, Masters in Early Childhood Intervention


  • 2021
    Inclusion Happens with a puppet, N.J