Education research in good hands

22 November 2012
L to R: Susan Wilson-Gahan, Prof John Hedberg (Macquarie University), Dr Warren Midgley, Prof Nita Temmerman (Dean of Education), Prof Kobus Maree (University of Pretoria), Prof Patrick Danaher, Dr Peter McIlveen, Assoc Prof Robyn Henderson, Dr Andrew Hickey and Michele McGill (USQ).
A recent Faculty of Education Research Showcase has celebrated the diversity and mix of projects that USQ staff are currently undertaking.

The Faculty has hosted its second annual Research Showcase, launching eight new research books and the 2012 Faculty of Education Research Achievements booklet.

This year, the Showcase featured visiting international scholars, Professor Kobus Maree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and Macquarie University's Professor John Hedberg, who both spoke highly of the innovative research being undertaken by the Faculty.

Chancellor Bobbie Brazil was joined by outgoing Pro Vice Chancellor Research Professor Frank Bullen and Professor Jane Goodall in supporting the launch of the books, which were all authored or co-authored, and edited by staff of the Faculty of Education.

“Tonight we celebrated the research outputs associated with research projects undertaken by our staff, along with doctoral students supervised by the Faculty,” said the Dean of Education, Professor Temmerman.

Professor Temmerman said the Faculty has more than doubled its research outputs in the past year, and the presence of international scholars reflects its commitment to cross-border partnerships.

“Our researchers have regional, national and global reach and impact, and have ongoing collaborations and partnerships with colleagues in several other countries, including Canada, Finland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.”

“Our research contributes directly to our mission of preparing contemporary educators for global learning communities,” Professor Temmerman said.

Media contact: 

Jim Campbell,, 07 4631 2977

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