Dr Jane Page is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Researcher in the REEaCh Hub. Jane has worked in the early childhood field for over thirty years covering a range of roles both as a director and teacher in early childhood services as well as teaching and researching in the university sector.
Jane’s research interests include teacher effectiveness, coaching, educational leadership and the application of human rights principles in early childhood settings. Her work on futures education and children's rights has been twice recognised by L'Eta; Verde: Associazione Culturale, a Rome-based international research organisation, who awarded her the Aurelio Peccei Prize in 1996 and 2001. In recent years Jane has been actively engaged in the development and implementation of a number of projects with state and local government and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) that focus on early years teachers’ pedagogical practices. In 2019 Jane was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division for service to education.