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About Professor Nan Bahr

Professor Nan Bahr DipEd(Adelaide), BA(Flinders), BEd, BMus(Adelaide), GradCert(Higher Ed)(Griff), MEd(UQ), PhD(UQ) 
Professor Nan Bahr is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education  at Southern Cross University, and holds adjunct Professor status at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology. She has a background as a classroom teacher, and has led, taught, researched, published and mentored in the field of teacher education for more than 20 years. She is extensively published with national and international impact on topics related to teacher education, responsive education for adolescents, and higher education. Nan maintains close school partnerships, leading significant projects for mentoring beginning teachers, and adolescent engagement.


2017 - Present Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education, Southern Cross University Office of Pro Vice Chancellor (Students)
2015 - Present Faculty Member, Queensland University of Technology ‐ Facuty of Education
2015 - Present Colonel (Projects), Australian Army
2015 - 2017 Professor of Education/Dean (Teaching and Learning), Griffith University ‐ Arts, Education and Law Group
2009 - 2015 Associate Professor/Asistant Dean (Teaching and Learning), Queensland University of Technology ‐ Faculty of Education
2004 - 2009 Senior Lecturer/ Director of Teacher Education, University of Queensland ‐ School of Education
2000 - 2004 Lecturer, University of Queensland ‐ School of Education
1998 - 2000 Associate Lecturer/Curriculum Developer, University of Queensland ‐ School of Education


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Member, Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
2015 - Present Fellow, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
2013 - Present Member, Network of Assistant Deans of Learning and Teaching in Education, ACDE
2008 - Present Invited Member, Korean Global Research Network (KRN)
2006 - Present Elected Member of the Executive, Australian Teacher Education Association
1999 - Present Member, Association of Practical Experiences in Professional Education
1998 - Present Member, Australian College of Educators
1997 - Present Member, Australian Association for Research in Education
1997 - Present Member, Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education
1986 - Present Registered Teacher (#612226), Queensland College of Teachers
1983 - Present Member (#8262237), Australian Defence Force
2000 - 2014 Member, American Educational Research Association
2005 - 2010 Member, Australian Curriculum Studies Association
2004 - 2009 Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
2007 - 2008 Member, Board of Governors, St Edmunds College
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Fellow, Queensland Academy of the Arts and Sciences
  • 2016 Honorary Membership, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Nominee, QUT
  • 2013 Excellence in Teaching and School Leadership Australia, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
  • 2009 Queensland Science, Maths and Technologies Academies, Educator of the Year Award, Queensland Minister of Education, Mr Rod Welford
  • 2007 Australian Teacher Education Association/Scholastic Teaching Development Award 2007/2008
  • 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006/7: Education
  • 2004 Edith Cowen Award for Authentic Learning, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • 2003 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Individual Teaching Excellence, Social Sciences
  • 2002 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Individual Teaching Excellence Finalist, Social Sciences
  • 2002 Award for Program Innovation in Teaching, University of Queensland, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • 2001 Regional Education Innovation Award for a technology and design initiative (with Kawana Waters State High School teachers) , awarded by Sunshine Coast University, sponsored by Sunshine Cooloola Institute of TAFE
  • 2001 University of Queensland Excellence in Teaching Award

Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225


Reports (7)

Theses (2)

Journal articles (30)