Learning Sciences Researcher & PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Gregory Donoghue is a Learning Science Researcher and PhD candidate 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.
In his PhD project he is investigating how specific learning strategies can impact student wellbeing, particularly for those students affected by physical, emotional or sexual trauma. Using meta-analytic data to isolate what he has coined 'pedagogical primes', Greg is developing a conceptual model of learning which can be applied to a range of desirable educational outcomes, not limited to academic achievement.

Experience

  • –present
    Learning Sciences Researcher & PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Education