Academic Awards

  • 2019 SFHEA: Senior Fellow: Higher Education Academy. UK
  •  2016 Winner Vice Chancellor’s Award: Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

  • 2016 Women’s Research Fellowship: School of Education, Western Sydney University

  • 2015 University of Western Sydney: Centre for Educational Research: Research Fellowship Semester 1

  • 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Professional Development Scholarship Award

  • 2007 Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence UWS (for work in the Master of Social Science with Distinction)

  • 2002 Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University (for work in Graduate Diploma of Training and Development)


  • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Western Sydney: The Living Curriculum: A Natural Wonder. Enhancing the Ways in Which Early Childhood Educators Scaffold Young Children’s Learning About the Environment by Using Self-Generated Creative Arts Experiences as a Core Component of the Early Childhood Program
  • Master of Social Science: University of Western Sydney (with Distinction): Enhancing Environmental Awareness Through the Arts: Pilot research program for PhD
  • Graduate Diploma Training and Development: Griffith University
  • Graduate Certificate Publishing and Editing: Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary): Edith Cowan University
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education): University of New England
  • Diploma Community Services (Children’s Services): Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

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