Emeritus Professor Bob Conway

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (4.46)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Emeritus Professor Bob Conway served as Dean of the School of Education from 2007 to 2012. His background is as a teacher in both mainstream and special education. His main research and teaching is in the area of students with behaviour problems in both mainstream and specialist settings. He works with education systems to improve the management of students with behaviour problems, particularly in the ways in which student management, learning and teaching can be addressed concurrently. He also has a strong interest in the inclusion of students with a range of special needs in mainstream education and the ways in which education systems adapt learning and teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students.

Qualifications
BA, BEdStudies, MEd (Newcastle), PhD (Macquarie), DipSpecEd (Newcastle CAE)
Research interests

Bob's research is related to students with behaviour problems and the ways in which educational systems assist and exacerbate behaviour problems.

His current research projects are:

  • Alternate education settings and student with behaviour problems
  • Whole school approaches to managing student behaviour
  • Parents of children with special needs and early intervention
Teaching interests
Behaviour and emotional problems
Functional behaviour assessment
Effective behaviour support and whole school approaches to student management
Inclusive education
Catering for students with diverse needs in mainstream education
Special education
Publications