Kearney is an Associate Professor in the area of ICT in Education. He has worked full-time in Education for over 30 years, and has been a staff member in the Faculty of Education, then the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since joining UTS in March 1999. His scholarly interests focus on innovative technology-based learning in K-12 and teacher education contexts (see full list of publications: https://sites.google.com/site/mkearneypubs/).
He teaches across two programs in The School of Education, coordinating ICT in Education subjects in the BABEd and MTeach (Sec). He has led or participated in numerous funded research projects investigating pedagogical practices with emerging learning technologies. He has recently completed two major projects. He was a chief investigator on an ARC Discovery Grant, Optimising Mobile Learning in Maths and Science; and was a member of the Erasmus+ funded project team exploring the use of mobile technologies in teacher education (see Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies website: http://www.mttep.eu/ ). He is currently a member of a new Erasmus+ funded project team, led by Hull university in UK, investigating innovative mobile pedagogies (see DEIMP project website: http://www.deimpeu.com/)