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Research Biography

Pam is a lecturer in the School of Education. She works with undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Education program, and with postgraduate students including doctoral students. Her interests in education are focused on socially just educational outcomes for all students, in particular the challenges for rural and remote students. Her other principal research focus is literacy education. She is involved in national and international bodies with a research focus on rural issues.

Pam and her husband own a farming property in the Mid-North of South Australia. Pam has been involved in natural resource management for many years, initially in soil conservation, and later in water resource management in her local rural community. In these roles she has been particularly interested in links between natural resource management and education, and education for future sustainability of rural communities.

Research Interests

Pam's research interests are focused on the fields of rural education, literacy and social justice. She is concerned that all students are well equipped for the future. For rural students she is interested education that recognizes the likely complexity of students' future lives, that the challenges that currently exist for rural students are well recognized and solutions both via policy and in the classroom are sought and achieved.

Her current research projects are:

  • Journeying and rural education
  • Theorising place and the value of place-based education, particularly for rural students
  • Socio-cultural aspects of literacy learning and acquisition
  • Family literacy  
  • Colonisation theory and literacy education
  • Feminist research methodologies
  • Education and its value to one's community
  • Teaching and learning in the tertiary sector
  • Transition to tertiary education, particularly for students from rural and remote locations


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