Please note that I am a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Melbourne (where I can be contacted on david.armstrong@RMIT.edu.au) as well as a full academic member of Flinders University.
Increasingly, Dave is undertaking senior research leadership roles:
Previous to this, he was a Senior Lecturer for the MA in Education (SEND & Inclusion) at Edge Hill University, UK and Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at University of South Australia (UniSA).
Dave has experience of high-impact, nationally-significant teacher workforce development programmes
Dyslexia: Dave led the succesful, tender, design and delivery of the The National Dyslexia Award (worth 2.3 million GBP approx. 3.8 million AUD) for Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University. This high-profile, high impact, initiative was as a result of the Rose Review into Dyslexia (2009), funded by Department for Education (DFE) in the UK.
Autism: In 2015, Dave was part of the 3-person team awarded a major Autism Professional Learning Project tender ($480,000) to develop the SA teaching workforce.
Indigenous mental health (MH): Dave led succesful funding ($370,000) for a research project investigating how to help remote and rural schools support support MH of indigenous students.
Dave has strong international links via ongoing research collaborations, resulting in a number of high-quality, acclaimed, international publications
MEd Psychology of Education, (confers GBC) The University of Manchester
PhD (Textual Pedagogy: Education/English), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
ADS Specialist Teacher SpLD, (post-graduate) South Bank University, London (confers Specialist Teacher Status)
7307 Teaching Qualification, (City and Guilds: Further and Adult Education Certificate), MAES, UK
BA (Hons) English and History, De Montfort University, UK
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK
Publications Award 2014 University of South Australia
Dr David Armstrong is Chair of the Research in Special Education (RISE) group at Flinders and was acting Chair of Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute (FEFRI) 2015-2016. Dave is a member of the Postgraduate Research Supervision Management Committee an represents RISE on the FEFRI Management Committee.
In 2016 Dave was given the task of leading a strategically important Core Topic (EDUC 3620) in the Initial Teacher Education programme: this topic equips students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively respond to behaviours in the classroom.
Dr Armstrong has an international reputation as an innovative researcher in the fields of child and adolescent behaviour and dyslexia.
Dave is increasingly undertaking transdiciplinary research to address wicked problems in education:
He also co-ordinates several, specialist, postgraduate topics which address: child and adolescent behaviour in schools and also autism.
Communicating the value and relevance of research is vital.
Dave is skilled at engaging with key stakeholders, learners and the wider community:
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