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Professor, School of Education, La Trobe University

Jo Lampert has a national and international reputation in the fields of social justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, teacher education for high poverty schools. She also has a background in cultural studies.

Widely published, Lampert is co-editor of the multinational book, Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools (Springer Press, 2015), Her co-authored book Introductory Indigenous Studies in Education: Reflection and the Importance of Knowing (Pearson, 2012) is widely used across the country. Lampert also continues some research in the field of literary studies. Her book, Children’s Fiction About 9/11: National, Ethnic and Heroic Identities was published by Routledge in 2010.

She is an invited member of the World Education Research Council’s (WERA) International Research Network, ‘ Overcoming Inequalities in Schools and Learning Communities: Innovative and Audacious Education for a New Century’. Jo has recently been a researcher on numerous significant funded projects: Lead Researcher on the Australian Council of Deans of Education/MATSITI (More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers) Initiative, and Lead Researcher on the Focus School Next Steps Initiative Case Studies.

Jo is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education. She is an elected Faculty of Education representative on University Academic Board.


  • –present
    Professor, La Trobe University


  • 2008 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD