Associate Professor, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology

I am an early childhood professional with over 25 years experience working in early childhood education and care (ECEC), in service provision, public policy and higher education. Prior to coming to QUT in 2010, I held the position of CEO at Lady Gowrie Queensland. My research interests link to my work background and I maintain a particular interest in ECEC policy, quality standards and curriculum and the ECEC workforce. Current research projects include: the Sleep practices in ECEC project, a national study of the ECEC workforce and a new study focusing on leadership in ECEC.


  • –present
    Academic Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), QUT Caboolture, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2005 
    QUT, PhD / Education