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Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Linda Henderson is a Senioir Lecturer, Early Years in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her research is focused on Early Years teachers and their work and learning. Employing feminist poststructuralist methodologies, she is particularly interested in exploring intersections between institutional cultures, the impact of reform measures and policy implementation, and the effects these have on the everyday work of teachers. Her research has a strong focus on issues of social justice and equity and so she is also interested in how collaborative research methods can open up new ways of working for teachers and teacher educators.


  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer, Monash University
  • 2012–2015
    Senior lecturer, Australian Catholic University
  • 2012–2012
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Australian Catholic University
  • 2009–2011
    Lecturer, Monash University


  • 2012 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2004 
    Charles Sturt University , Graduate Certificate in Special Education
  • 2004 
    The University of Melbourne, Master of Education (Research)
  • 2000 
    The University of New South Wales, Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
  • 1998 
    Bachelor of Education , La Trobe University
  • 1996 
    Bachelor of Teaching, RMIT


  • 2018
    Formative interventions in leadership development in early childhood education: The potential of double stimulation, Journal of Early Childhood Research
  • 2017
    ‘Someone had to have faith in them as professionals’: an evaluation of an action research project to develop educational leadership across the early years, Educational Action Research
  • 2017
    ‘But that wasn't enough’: exploring affective assemblages within a professional relationship, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
  • 2017
    Splitting the World Open: Writing Stories of Mourning and Loss, Qualitative Inquiry
  • 2017
    Positioning ourselves in our academic lives: exploring personal/professional identities, voice and agency, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
  • 2016
    A spatial re-consideration of the early childhood-school relationship,, Teachers and Teaching theory and practice
  • 2016
    The production of the academicwritingmachine, Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology
  • 2015
    Producing Moments of Pleasure within the Confines of an Academic Quantified Self, Creative Approaches to Research
  • 2014
    Teacher Learning in the In-between: Encountering an ‘invisible barrier’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • 2014
    When early childhood and school meet: Exploring potential within early childhood–school relationships, A u s t r a l a s i a n J o u r n a l o f E a r l y C h i l d h o o d
  • 2014
    Partial and incomplete voices: the political and three early childhood teachers’ learning, Educational Action Research
  • 2012
    The early childhood-school relationship: Overcoming 'invisible barriers', Early Childhood Folio

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Learning Rich Leadership for Quality Improvement in Early Education
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council