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

Aidan is experienced in researching primary, secondary and tertiary education. Unpacking research data for practical application, visualisation, and extensive analysis in a research context. Experienced in applying qualitative research methods to emergent STEM education practices and primary & middle school teaching. Experienced in (auto)ethnographic research methods and diverse qualitative methodological positions. Also experienced in 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 (Candidate) - 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

PhD Candidate in the College of Education Psychology and Social Work.

Student Representative:

  • College of Education, Psychology and Social Work – Higher Degree by Research Student Committee Member
  • Central Administration Division – Research Quality Committee, HDR Student Member
  • College of Education, Psychology and Social Work – SVA Project Student Member

University Clubs:

Work Roles:

Research expertise
Education systems
Educational change
Higher education studies
Science education
Sociology
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 coordinator
EDUC9765 Researching Texts and Documents
Topic lecturer
EDUC9120 Introduction to Teaching and Research in the Education Profession
EDUC3628 Numeracy and ICT Across the Middle and Secondary Curriculum
EDUC9765 Researching Texts and Documents
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