I am an educator and educational researcher working in the areas of education policy, teacher professional identity and learning, curriculum and pedagogy.  I have worked in education for the past 25 years, as a classroom teacher, school leader and education consultant in Government and Non-government sectors, and more recently as a university-based teacher educator and educational researcher. 

My research and writing are in the areas of professional identity, professional learning, curriculum and pedagogy, and education policy.  I hold a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Ancient History, a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies, and a PhD in Education, all from the University of Sydney.  I also hold a Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, from the University of Newcastle, and for something different I am currently studying toward a Master of Science in Applied Statistics at Swinburne University of Technology. 

I have co-authored and edited 14 books since 2003, including Education, Change and Society (Welch, Connell, Mockler et. al., 2017) Student Voice: Beyond Legitimation and Guardianship (Mockler & Groundwater-Smith, 2015), Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance: Mind the Gap (Groundwater-Smith & Mockler, 2009), Facilitating Practitioner Research: Developing Transformational Partnerships (Groundwater-Smith, Mitchell, Mockler, Ponte & Ronnerman, 2013), Rethinking Educational Practice Through Reflexive Inquiry (Mockler and Sachs, 2011), and Local Research, Global Community: Action Research for a New Century (2006). In 2012 and 2013, Debra Talbot and I worked together on Australian Curriculum: Classroom Approaches, a series of teacher resource books for the Australian Curriculum in English, History, Mathematics and Science, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

I am an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, where I teach and research in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.  In 2018/19 I hold a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship. I am currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Educational Researcher, and in the recent past have been the Communications Co-ordinator for the Australian Association for Research in Education (2012-16), Series Editor of the book series Issues in Australian Education (2013-2016), and Associate Editor of the scholarly journals Critical Studies in Education (2014-2016) and Teaching and Teacher Education (2015-2016).


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