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Personal profile

Linda joined the School of Education as a Senior Lecturer in Education in Early Childhood in 2018.

Dr Linda Mahony has over 30 years’ experience in early years' education. Linda is a leader in her field of research and has presented at seminars and lectures related to her research interests both nationally and internationally in schools, Universities, and at conferences. Her field of research links closely with her vast classroom experience and her in-depth insight into the lived experiences of teachers. Her research predominantly focuses on teacher pedagogy and teaching practice that promotes wellbeing and learning of young children and their families.

Her particular interests are teachers’ pedagogical practices with children and families experiencing parental separation and divorce and other family disruption; pre-service teacher practicum placement; social emotional learning and wellbeing; and English, language and literacy.


Since completing her Doctorate in Education, Linda has been lecturing in University with a particular focus on early years and primary school aged children. Linda is highly competent in teaching and learning related activities, and applies evidence of a scholarly approach to teaching. She provides high quality flexible learning experiences centred on engaging learners to enable students to achieve success and have the knowledge, skills, and values they need to be effective contributors to the teaching profession. Her teaching is derived from research and practice and is informed by a sound knowledge of the discipline and how students learn.

Linda peer-reviewed the Northern Territory preschool curriculum and supported teachers in the trial phase prior to implementation in 2016.

Linda is a trained panellist for Initial Teacher Education Accreditation in Australia and has served on an interstate panel.

Research Interests

Linda’s research interests include children and families, social justice, teacher knowledge and thinking, how teachers’ knowledge and thinking informs pedagogical practice, and early years language and literacy. She has presented at national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars on topics related to her research interests and teaching expertise.

Professional Information

In 2016 Linda undertook an editorial internship with the Australia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE). Linda has been copy editor for the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) journal Practical Literacy: The early and primary years and in March 2017 took on the role as co-editor of this journal. Linda is a reviewer of numerous academic journals in the field of literacy and teacher education, and reviewer of abstracts for the Australian Teacher Educator Association (ATEA) and Early Childhood Australia (ECA) conferences.

Linda served on Local Council (2014-current) and National Council of ALEA (2016-2018) promoting the teaching and learning of literacy and providing a voice and professional learning experiences for its members and the wider literacy community.

Linda is a member of several professional associations including:

Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

Preschool Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (PSTANT)

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)

Primary Teachers Association Australia (PETAA)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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