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Teacher in adult and vocational education, Charles Sturt University

I have taught in schools, TAFE and now in the university sector. Whilst a TAFE teacher in English/Communication, I was also Secretary of the TAFE Teachers Association in NSW for over 15 years, and Federal TAFE President of the Australian Education Union for 6 years. I have served on a range of Boards and educational committees, including the Board of NCVER. My current work is as a casual academic at Charles Sturt University in the areas of adult and vocational education, and as a researcher and consultant in adult education. I am also the Secretary of AVETRA, the National Convenor of Women in Adult and Community Education (WAVE) and a spokesperson for the TAFE Community Alliance.


  • 2014–present
    Casual academic, Charles Sturt University
  • 2011–2014
    Casual academic, UTS
  • 1990–2011
    Teacher/Head Teacher, TAFE NSW
  • 1995–2011
    Secretary , TAFE Teachers Association of NSW
  • 2004–2010
    Federal TAFE President, Australian Education Union


  • 1998 
    UTS, Masters in Communication Management
  • 1989 
    RMIHE, Graduate Diploma Literacy
  • 1983 
    Macquarie University, BA


  • 2016
    Apprenticeships should work for women too, Education + Training
  • 2015
    A Case for Scholarly Activity in vocational education in Australia, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    VET Applied Research: driving VET's role in the innovation system
    Funding Source:
    National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Professional Memberships

  • Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA
  • Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE)
  • Sydney, Australia
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