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Barbara spent a decade in school leadership positions in a mix of metropolitan and regional high schools. Prior to undertaking leadership positions, she spent 15 years as a classroom teacher of Agriculture and Science in rural and regional public schools.

Her passion for meeting the educational needs of gifted students in rural and regional areas saw her complete a Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (COGE) at UNSW, a Master of Education (School Leadership and Gifted Education) at UNE and a Doctor of Education at UNE. As a winner of the prestigious Premier’s Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching, she travelled to four continents to investigate the use of technology in meeting the educational needs of gifted students.

Barbara is passionate about helping to create confident, competent teachers in STEM curriculum areas K-12 particularly for rural, regional and remote areas using technology enhanced approaches.

Research Interests

Barbara completed her doctorate in virtual provisions for gifted secondary school students in rural, regional and remote areas. The thesis can be found at this url HANDLE: 1959.11/27427.


SA503 Leading Educational Change

EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

ESC407 Classroom Technologies

EMM209 Mathematics Content & Pedagogy

ESG504 Providing Challenging Learning for Gifted Students

EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession

Barbara works in both online and face-to-face learning and teaching situations embracing both undergraduate and master’s level subjects with equal enthusiasm.


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