|Present||Academic Consultant, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Education|
Honors and Awards
- 2012-2014 Australian Government International Endeavour Award
- 2004 Arnold Spicer Award from RHUL, University of London
- 2003 SCU College Award from RHUL, University of London
- 2002 Blackwell Prize from RHUL, University of London
|September 2001 - July 2004||BSc. (Hons)., University of London - Royal Holloway and Bedford New College ‐ School of Biological Sciences|
Journal articles (7)
Exploring student participation across different arenas of school life British Educational Research Journal (2018)
Much has now been written on student participation at school. Yet a lack of conceptual clarity, contestation over purpose and benefits, and uncertainty about how to culturally embed and effectively facilitate participation in school contexts ...
Navigating the ambiguous policy landscape of student participation Journal of Education Policy (2018)
Student participation at school is receiving heightened attention through international evidence connecting it to a range of benefits including student learning, engagement, citizenship and wellbeing, as well as to overall school improvement. Yet the notion ...
'I’m more confident now, I was really quiet’: exploring the potential benefits of child-led research International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (2017)
This article explores whether child-led research (CLR) benefits the well-being of the children and young people involved. The article draws upon evaluation data from a pilot CLR programme facilitated by a non-government organisation that supports ...
Ethical research involving children: facilitating reflexive engagement Qualitative Research Journal (2016)
Purpose Qualitative researchers working with children are increasingly sharing accounts of their research journeys, including the inherent ethical tensions they navigate. Within such accounts, reflexivity is consistently signalled as an important feature of ethical practice. ...
Exploring the nexus between participatory methods and ethics in early childhood research Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (2016)
EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH HAS been at the forefront of participatory approaches aimed at ensuring children’s involvement in research is appropriate, safe, enjoyable and meaningful. Central to this endeavour has been closer attention to key ethical ...
Facilitating student well-being: relationships do matter Educational Research (2016)
Background: Alongside academic and vocational goals, schools are increasingly being called upon to address student well-being. Existing evidence suggests that strong relationships and a sense of connectedness in school communities are important for fostering subjective ...
Book chapters (2)
Toward a pedagogy for nature-based play in early childhood educational settings Research Handbook on Childhoodnature (2018)
Reflecting the growing momentum around childhoodnature, there has been enormous interest in increasing opportunities for young children to experience nature-based play. This has resulted in considerable efforts by early years’ settings to naturalize their outdoor ...
An exploration of nature-based play at Australian pre-schools MEd thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2014)
Motivated by the growing momentum to naturalise early years playgrounds, this study seeks to explore how pre-school aged children experience nature-based play within the naturalised playgrounds of ECEC centres. The findings point to the importance ...