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Lecturer in History Education, Macquarie University

Dr Kim Wilson is Lecturer in Secondary History Education at Macquarie University. Her research into historical fiction for child and young adult readers identified a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Her current research focusses on strategies to enable and measure growth in history student's Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). She is particularly interested in how technology can be used to facilitate the teaching of evaluative and critical thinking.

Kim has over twenty years’ experience in secondary school education with more than ten years of that experience in leadership positions. She is an expert practitioner with a strong track record of academic and professional publications that support and extend her teaching method and subject knowledge. Kim’s passion and commitment to education was acknowledged in 2005 with a Quality Teacher Award conferred by the NSW Minister for Education and Training and The Australian College of Educators.


  • –present
    Lecturer in History Education, Macquarie University


  • 2010 
    Macquarie University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)