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About Shane D Lavery

Dr Shane Lavery has 25 years of experience in secondary education in Victoria and Tasmania, both in boys’ education and in co-education. During that time he has taught Mathematics, English, and Religious Education from Year 7 to Year 12. He has held the various positions of Religious Education Coordinator, Year 12 Coordinator, and Deputy Principal. He is a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and was the Director of the Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference Centre at Lower Plenty, Melbourne, from 1999-2001. Shane has worked in the School of Education at The University of Notre Dame since 2004.

Professional Affiliations:
The eJournal of Catholic Education in Australia - An Editor
Religious Education Journal of Australia - Editorial Advisory Committee
The Australian Journal of Teacher Education - Reviewer

Community Engagement:
Member of the Red Cross (Soup Patrol)
Presenter for CEOWA Accreditation Courses (Social Justice)
Professional Development with school staffs: service-learning, servant leadership, educational leadership, student leadership, environmental concerns, social justice.


Present Associate Professor, Coordinator of Post Graduate Studies, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Education, Fremantle

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Honors and Awards

  • Australian Learning and Teaching Citation


  • Undergraduate: Service-Learning, Ecological Education, Social Justice
  • Post Graduate: Educational Leadership, Religious Education, Ecological Education

Contact Information

Dr Shane Lavery
BA, BLitt, BEd (Hons), MEd, MA (Theol Studies), EdD
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Post Graduate Studies
Phone: 9433 0173

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