Dr Kerrie Mackey-Smith

Senior Lecturer

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.50)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kerrie Mackey-Smith (PhD) is a senior lecturer in English and literacy at Flinders University in the (primary – junior primary) Teacher Education program. She coordinates and teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as supervises in Higher Degree by Research programs. She had a previous career to education in media (I.e. working for Channel 9 in Melbourne and Darwin).

In her childhood, Kerrie lived in remote areas of northern Australia and this lived experience still influences choices she makes for her work today. Kerrie brings a strong commitment to working towards educational justice for marginalised groups of young people. Where possible in her teaching and research she aims to marry her expertise in digital literacies together with an understanding of the importance of authentic community-connected learning experiences for children.

Teaching interests

Teaching approaches

English: Language, Literature and Literacy

Critical Literacy

Topic coordinator
EDUC9310 English Curriculum Studies 2: Literature Studies and Approaches to Teaching
EDUC4725 English Curriculum Studies 2
EDUC9125 English Curriculum Studies 1: Changing Contexts
EDUC1222 English Curriculum Studies 1
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Critical literacies, student voice & literacies and recidivism (3)
Expert for media contact
Social issues
Literacy and social justice
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Media expertise
  • Literacy
  • Social issues
  • Literacy and social justice