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Professor of Education, La Trobe University

I am a writer, researcher and adult educator. I research tertiary, adult and workplace education by examining the globalising effects of lifelong learning policies and their effects through professional's situated learning for education, inter-professional work and learning and social change. My current projects use comparative historical sociologies in creative non-fiction writing.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Professor emeritus, La Trobe University
  • 2017–2020
    Professor of Education, La Trobe University
  • 2014–2016
    Professor of Education, Australian Catholic University
  • 2014–2016
    Professor of Education, Australian Catholic University
  • 2000–2014
    Professor of Education, Monash University
  • 1987–2000
    Other academic appointments, Monash University

Education

  • 1988 
    Macquarie University, PhD
  • 1979 
    Macquarie University, BEd Honours
  • 1978 
    Sydney Teachers College, Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
  • 1975 
    Bristol University, Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 1974 
    Newcastle-upon Tyne University, BSc Honours

Publications

  • 2018
    Uneven Space-Times of Education: Historical sociologies of concepts, methods and practices, 2018 World Yearbook of Education, Routledge
  • 2013
    Educators, Professionalism and Politics: Global transitions, national spaces, and professional projects, 2013 World Yearbook of Education, Routledge
  • 2010
    Learning and Work and the Politics of Working Life: Global transformations and collective identities in teaching, nursing and social work, Routledge
  • 2006
    Education Research and Policy: Steering the Knowledge-Based Economy,, Routledge
  • 2000
    Reshaping Australian Education: Beyond Nostalgia , ACER Press
  • 1996
    Pay, Professionalism and Politics: Reforming teachers? Reforming education? , ACER Press
  • 1993
    Context and Beyond: Reframing the Theory and Practice of Education , Falmer
  • 1992
    A Curriculum for the Senior Secondary Years in Australia, ACER Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Teaching workforce development through integrated partnerships
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2011
    The Teaching Occupation in Learning Societies: A global ethnography of occupational boundary work
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2007
    Assessing new learning spaces
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 1994
    The social organisation of educational practice: Managing education and training in NSW and Victoria
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 1989
    The transition to a post-keynesian settlement and beyond: the changing relationship of schooling, state and society in New South Wales and Victoria
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research
  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Education Systems (1301)

Honours

Fellow Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow Australian College of Educators