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Coordinator, International Baccalaureate Education Program, The University of Melbourne

Kay Margetts is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies and Coordinator of International Baccalaureate® programs in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. She teaches in primary and early childhood teacher education courses and assisted in establishing the first university course in the world to offer academic qualifications for teachers in International Baccalaureate®(IB) education. Her research interests include children’s transition and adjustment in school for which she is internationally recognised. Kay has published widely and a significant book, Educational Psychology is used widely in teacher preparation and psychology courses across Australia. Kay regularly provides professional development and advice to schools and early childhood providers, locally and internationally.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education


  • 2001 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD

Research Areas

  • Education Systems (1301)
  • Specialist Studies In Education (1303)


2006 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning2004 Finalist - Australian Awards for University Teaching2004 University of Melbourne Barbara Falk Award for Excellence in Teaching