Loretta Bowshall-Freeman

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Research Biography

Dr Loretta Bowshall-Freeman is a lecturer, researcher, and supervisor for post-graduate research at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University. She has supervised and mentored initial teacher education pre-service teachers in the Public, Catholic, and Independent school systems for over twenty years and has written and facilitated mentoring programs for teachers. Research interests focus on initial teacher education, with particular reference to the professional experience placement and education policy, mentoring and supervision, education Create assessment and evaluation, teacher professional development, and leadership in education.

Research Interests

Team Members

Academic Integrity Officer (Education) Flinders University

Ethics Reviewer, Flinders University


Research Expertise

Qualitative and Mixed Methods research

Initial teacher education research

Applied policy research in education 

Leadership in education

Mentoring and supervision in education

Education assessment and evaluation processes

Teacher professional development



Research Collaborations

Filling the void: Implications for pre-service teachers, initial teacher education providers and the teaching profession, Project Lead. Flinders University in partnership with Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), University of Canberra, University of Newcastle, University of the Sunshine Coast

Book Review Editor, Social Alternatives Journal. Independent, quarterly refereed journal

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate, Certificate of Higher Education in Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 20 Dec 2019

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Golden Key , Golden Key International Honour Society

Award Date: 29 Apr 2013

Master, Master of Educational Studies, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Education (Catholic Education), University of South Australia

Award Date: 4 Apr 2008

Bachelor, Bachelor of Primary Education Studies, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 9 May 2002

Bachelor, Bachelor of Music (NEW), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 2 May 1995

Institute of Music Teachers, National Accreditation, Institute of Music Teachers

Award Date: 18 Jul 1994

Diploma, Diploma of Music, School of Music, Adelaide

Award Date: 6 Apr 1992

Advanced Certificate in Music (Accompanying), School of Music, Adelaide

Award Date: 6 Apr 1992

External positions

Co-Director, PYP Arts Network - Australasia

Book Review Editor, Social Alternatives - an independent, quarterly refereed journal

Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) South Australia State Representative

Panellist, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)


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Research Areas

  • Education


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Professional Experience Placement
  • Applied policy research in education
  • LB2361 Curriculum
  • Australian Curriculum
  • International Baccalaureate
  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • Australian Curriculum
  • International Baccalaureate
  • LB1501 Primary Education
  • Australian Curriculum
  • International Baccalaureate


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