Executive Board

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Peter Aubusson - Managing Director
peter.aubusson@uts.edu.au

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Alister Jones

Alister Jones
ajones@waikato.ac.nz

Alister Jones is a Research Professor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Waikato. His core responsibility is to provide leadership to the University around the development of academic, research, regional and international initiatives. He is also responsible for the University‘s engagement in the Bay of Plenty region.
Professor Jones is currently a Director for a number of companies, including Cognition Education Limited, WaikatoLink and Priority One. Alister has served on a number of national and international advisory groups and boards. He is Director of the New Zealand Science Learning Hubs and co-chairs an APEC working group on science and mathematics education.
Prior to becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor he was Dean of the Faculty Education and a past Director of both the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and the Centre for Science and Technology Education Research at the University of Waikato. He holds visiting professorships at Kings College London, Kasetsart University and the Institute of Education Hong Kong.

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Ange Fitzgerald – Secretary
angela.fitzgerald@monash.edu>

Ange Fitzgerald is a senior lecturer at Monash University and is particularly interested in supporting teachers and the teaching of science in the primary years.

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Stephen Ritchie - Policy
S.Ritchie@murdoch.edu.au

Professor Ritchie is the Acting Provost at Murdoch University. His substantive position is Dean of the School of Education at Murdoch University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Research in Science Education from 2008 to 2012, inclusive.

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Deb Corrigan – RISE
Debbie.Corrigan@monash.edu

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Bronwen Cowie – Emerging Research Support
bcowie@waikato.ac.nz

Bronwen Cowie is Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, The Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato. Previously she was director of the Centre for Science and Technology Education Research (Now TEMS). Bronwen is a co-director of the Science Learning Hub, which is a Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment initiative to make New Zealand science accessible to New Zealand teachers via a multimedia web-based resource.
Bronwen taught science, physics and mathematics in New Zealand secondary schools for a number of years before moving to The University of Waikato as the researcher on the Learning in Science Project (Assessment). Her doctorate is on formative assessment / assessment for learning in year 7 to 10 science classrooms with a particular focus on student perceptions and experiences.
Bronwen has worked on a number of large national research projects including the Laptops for teachers evaluation, the Evaluation of environmental education in schools and kura, and two Curriculum Implementation studies. She has extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 1 to 10 teachers and students using interviews, observation, the collection of student work and video as a data generation tools. Bronwen has led and or served as mentor for seven Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) studies that have investigated formative assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy and the use of ICTs and networked inquiry in science primary classrooms and the use of ICTs and threshold concepts in tertiary teaching and learning. Bronwen is a critical friend advising on assessment for the 13 country EU SAILS project investigating inquiry in secondary science classrooms

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David Treagust – International
D.Treagust@curtin.edu.au

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Coral Campbell – Conference Assistance
coral.campbell@deakin.edu.au

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Kathryn Paige
kathy.paige@unisa.edu.au

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Rebecca Cooper
rebecca.cooper@monash.edu

Rebecca Cooper is a lecturer is science education at Monash University. She is also the liaison between the faculty and secondary schools in Victoria to support pre-service teachers’ professional experience. Rebecca taught Science, Physics and Mathematics and was the Assistant Head of Campus of senior campus for a school in Melbourne before moving to the University as a researcher on a project investigating science teacher’s understandings of scientific literacy and how they promoted it in secondary school classrooms. Her doctorate uses science teacher educators’ critical experiences to better understand the development of pedagogical knowledge for science teacher educators. As part of the science education faculty research group, Rebecca has established and continued to support a reading group for teachers and researchers and has also created an eBook that highlights the groups work. Rebecca has also worked with other educators and teachers to develop and implement curriculum for the National Virtual school of Emerging Science and has done work with the Invergowrie Foundation to promote the education of girls and women in Victoria, especially in science. Her research interests include; considering how science teachers and science teacher educators develop pedagogical knowledge, improving science teaching and working with teachers to think about science curriculum in new and different ways to support student learning.

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Leah Moore
leah.moore@canberra.edu.au

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Matt Hall
matt.hall@monash.edu

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David-Geelan

David Geelan
d.geelan@griffith.edu.au

David Geelan is co-Editor of RISE. He is also Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching) in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Chair of the National Steering Group of the Network of Associate Deans Learning and Teaching in Education (NADLATE) and a Board member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE). David has taught secondary school physics, chemistry, science and maths in Victoria, NSW and WA, and worked as a teacher educator in Papua New Guinea, Canada and Australia. He spent several months conducting professional experience workshops for science teachers in South Africa. His research interests include computer-based visualisations and simulations in science education and narrative research methods. He is a Scholar of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and has published two books on educational research methods as well as co-authored a number of school science textbooks.