Make a difference. Be part of educational futures.
Undertake a higher degree by research degree in education at Flinders and you will develop the skills and expertise to shape policy and practice and make a genuine difference in the diverse field of education, by developing a deep understanding of a specific area in the field. You will join researchers who work closely with industry to create new knowledge and develop innovative solutions to challenges across the education landscape.
Why undertake a PhD in Education at Flinders
This PhD provides opportunities to work as leaders in schools, preschools and the educational sector. PhD graduates in Education become researchers as part of academia or in industry. As an Education Consultant you can work in Government departments such as Departments for Education, in the Independent Schools sector in urban and regional settings, and in indigenous education.
SHAPE is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on movement behaviours. We are committed to high quality translational research that will enhance knowledge and understanding around sport and physical activity.
SWAPv is dedicated to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people′s lives by focusing on promoting mental health and preventing violence in educational settings.
Flinders Education academic staff are recognised as leaders in their fields both locally, nationally and internationally, who draw on their extensive knowledge to undertake research that makes a difference to people’s lives.
|Professor Murray Drummond||Sport and health, gender and sports, women and sport, masculinities and body image|
|Professor Ben Wadham||Veteran studies, critical military studies, military masculinities, military education, military criminology|
|Associate Professor Deb Agnew||The social construction of masculinity, men's health, Australian rules football, sports retirement, sport and physical activity, sport and nutrition, masculinity, sports injury, health promotion, gender roles, physical activity, integrity of sport|
|Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker||Effective learning processes for both students and teachers, including autism, early development programs, teachers’ professional learning|
|Associate Professor Julie Clark||Mathematics education, effective pedagogy (PCK) (MCK), beliefs and attitudes, pre-service teacher education, reform, PLG, rural, equity and diversity|
|Associate Professor Sam Elliott||Youth sport participation, retention and withdrawal, parental involvement in youth sport, understanding the youth sport system, psychosocial and developmental outcomes of sport participation|
|Associate Professor Amy Hamilton||Pre-service teachers and art education, military art and camouflage, spatial ability and perspective, traditional printmaking techniques|
|Associate Professor Shane Pill||Curriculum leadership, education leadership, school leadership, sport coaching, physical education and sport pedagogy/instructional strategies, physical education and sport curriculum models, particularly TGFU/game sense and sport education, quality teaching|
|Dr Carol Aldous||Science Education, STEM engagement, Creativity, Creative problem solving, Maths education|
|Dr Andrew Bills||Education policy, politics and practice, student voice, empowerment and engagement, teacher and leader work, school organisational change, educational strategic planning and evaluation|
|Dr Loretta Bowshall-Freeman||Educational policy (applied) and leadership, teacher professional development, assessment, mentoring, supervision and placements|
|Dr Carol Le Lant||Special education, student engagement, single case study designs, differentiating the curriculum - professional learning, inclusion, teaching and learning|
|Dr Julie McMillan||Inclusive education, disability, autism, complex communication needs, schoolwide positive behaviour support, curriculum adjustments for learners with complex support needs.|
|Dr Kate Ridley||Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure|
|Dr Grace Skrzypiec
||Peer aggression, bullying, student wellbeing, research methodology, student anti-social behaviour and wellbeing, peace education|
|Dr Penny Van Deur||Educational psychology in teaching and learning, self-directed and self-regulated learning, inquiry and problem solving, student engagement in learning, gifted education, learning difficulties, influence of school context on learning|
|Dr Stefania Velardo||Children's health conceptualisations, experiences and practices, food education (community and schools), food security and disadvantage, health literacy, politics of health, social, cultural and economic influences on health, food and eating|
|Dr Kym Williams||The design and application of sports technology, digital training and analysis platforms, talent identification practices in determination of athletic endowment|
|Dr Mirella Wyra||Foreign language learning and teaching, learning and teaching strategies, students' knowledge, mental imagery, e-pedagogy in foreign language acquisition, new technologies in foreign language education, first language maintenance, student and teacher wellbeing, TESOL|
Keeping it safe and fair on and off the playing field
A passion for health, fitness and helping young people make better life choices are some of the key drivers of Emilea Mysko's decision to pursue a PhD at Flinders University.
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