Dr Peter Walker


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.66)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have been working in special education for over 20 years, teaching and leading in diverse school settings throughout both South Australia and New South Wales. This culminated in my principalship of a special school in NSW. Since 2011 I have been a lecturer at Flinders University.

In 2016 I gave a Tedx Talk on Inclusive Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FolCetXtYG0

In 2018 I was an invited speaker for the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.


Submitted thesis for Ed.D (Flinders University)

M.Sp Ed (Sydney University)

B.Ed (Flinders University)

Honours, awards and grants

AASE National President

AASE SA National President

The Inclusion Education Summit (2017) - Junior Scholar Award

Invited Speaker - (2018) Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Academic Advisory Member - All Means All

Member - ACARA Students with Disabilities Advisory Group

Key responsibilities

Professional Experience Coordinator (Special Education)

Individual Topic Coordination:

  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Relationships for Learning
Teaching interests

Inclusive Education

Special Education

Positive Behaviour

Topic coordinator
EDUC9504 Supporting Positive Behaviour in Schools
EDUC1224 Foundations of Special Education
EDUC3620 Relationships for Learning
EDUC9501 Understanding Behaviour in Educational Contexts
Topic lecturer
EDUC1224 Foundations of Special Education
EDUC3620 Relationships for Learning
Supervisory interests
Inclusion of students with special needs and inclusive practices
Inclusive education
Expert for media contact
Education - Special
Social inclusion
Inclusive Education
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