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Honorary Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Gregory Donoghue is a Learning Science Researcher at the Science of Learning Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education. As a former police detective and child protection investigator, Gregory has decades of experience dealing with victimised and traumatised children, and now centres his academic and research on how the learning sciences, including educational neuroscience, can enhance student learning and wellbeing.
He has recently completed his PhD in which he investigated the relative impact of educational psychology and educational neuroscience, and how they impact student learning and wellbeing. Using meta-analytic data to isolate what he has coined 'pedagogical primes', Greg developed a conceptual model of learning which can be applied to a range of desirable educational outcomes, not limited to academic achievement.


  • –present
    Learning Sciences Researcher & PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
  • 2020–present
    Research Fellow (Hon), University of Melbourne


  • 2020 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Education