Susan holds Adjunct status as Associate Professor at Flinders University. Prior to her 2006 Flinders appointment as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Susan worked at Edith Cowan University (2000-2006) leading the development of a Bachelor of Education specifically designed to develop continuity between the early and primary years. Susan's experience includes teaching and leadership at local, state and national levels in her work as a District Coordinator, School Principal, Curriculum Manager and President of the Junior Primary Principals' Association of South Australia. Her work as School Principal in a large suburban integrated early childhood program has been researched and documented in research reports including '100 Children Go to School' (1998, Hill et al). Her research, publications, educational leadership and teaching focus on social justice and repositioning children in the learning process as a way of achieving more equitable outcomes in early childhood education.
National Citation: 2016
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
The above awards are for the Early Childhood academic team's work in developing and sustaining a pedagogic approach that embeds inquiry-based workplace experience in both individual topics and whole-of-course design.
Susan is currently supervising 3 Doctoral students.
Doctor of Education - SEP 2016
Doctor of Education - NOV 2014
Doctor of Philosophy - OCT 2017
Susan was a ministerial appointment to the inaugural Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board (EECSRS). The Board is responsible for regulating the provision of education and early childhood services in South Australia.
Susan is a member of the Australian College of Educators publication committee
Susan's most recent presentations at local, state, national and international conferences and forums include:
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