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Saul Karnovsky

Senior Lecturer & Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Course Coordinator, Curtin University

I am a former secondary teacher and experienced pre-service teacher educator specialising in the fields of professional practice, ethics and emotions. My Doctoral thesis explored how pre-service teachers come to learn the emotional rules of the profession. My research draws upon sociological theory to examine how teacher emotions are tied to the historical, social and political processes in which they are enacted. I embrace a critical, realist and experimental creative practice as an initial teacher educator. I seek to deeply engage with new ideas and different theoretical perspectives of education. I am passionate about engaging with the broader Australian community on education issues working to advocate and inform others about teacher welfare, emotions and professional ethics.


  • –present
    Lecturer & Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Course Coordinator, Curtin University
  • 2019–2020
    Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011–2018
    Lecturer, Curtin University


  • 2021 
    Curtin University, Doctor of Philososphy / Education
  • 2004 
    University of Western Australia, Graduate Diploma (Secondary Education)
  • 2003 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)