Mr Aidan Cornelius-Bell

Casual Academic

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Research expertise

Undertaking a PhD on neoliberalism, higher education and student power. Broadly: (1) exploring the history of student activism and agency in higher education; (2) auto-ethnographically investigating current neoliberal moves undermining democracy in higher education; (3) theorising the future of student governance higher education institutions in Australia.

Research expertise

Undertaking a PhD on neoliberalism, higher education and student power. Broadly: (1) exploring the history of student activism and agency in higher education; (2) auto-ethnographically investigating current neoliberal moves undermining democracy in higher education; (3) theorising the future of student governance higher education institutions in Australia.

place Education Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Experienced in researching primary, secondary and tertiary education. Unpacking research data for practical application, visualisation, and extensive analysis in higher education. Experienced in applying qualitative research methods applied to emergent primary school STEM education practices and primary & middle school teaching. Quantitative research methods applied to e-learning and digital research platforms.

Experienced education consultant, working with teachers and leaders, implementing innovative practice from formative assessment strategies to project-based learning planning for integrated STEM curriculum across schools in South Australia. Supporting the learning of teachers around Australia and the world through coordinated online learning opportunities. Development and delivery of research informed professional development to in-service teachers.

Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Flinders University - 2020 [expected]
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) - Flinders University - 2017
  • Bachelor of Education Studies - Flinders University - 2016
Honours, awards and grants
  • Australian Government - Research Training Program Scholarship (PhD)
  • Flinders University Medal (B.Ed Hons)
  • Chancellor's Commendation (Academic)
Key responsibilities

I am a College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Research Higher Degree student representative.

I am a casual academic tutor in the Masters of Teaching programme.

I am a digital and collaborative technologies advisor on the Teaching how to learn: promoting self-regulated learning in STEM classes ARC Discovery project.

I am a research assistant for the Pre-Service Teacher STEM Industry Engagement Project (Dept. Industry & Skills) - colloquially known as "Bridging the Gap: Connecting science education with the real world".

Research interests
  • Sociology of Higher Education,
  • Democratic University Governance,
  • Academic Work,
  • Student Power,
  • Student Voice,
  • Student Activism,
  • Communities of practice,
  • Teacher professional development,
  • Social Justice in Education,
  • Structure and Agency,
  • Project Based Learning,
  • Critical Realism,
  • Formative Assessment,
  • Pedagogy,
  • Online Learning,
  • Educational Technology,
  • Digital Research &
  • Research Platforms
Topic lecturer
EDUC9120 Introduction to Teaching and Research in the Education Profession
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