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  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

  • Professor Susan Edwards

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Research Director, Early Childhood Futures

    Areas of expertise: digital practices in the early years; cyber-safety education; philosophy of technology; play and digital play pedagogies; playgroups and enhancing adult capabilities about play

    ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5945-0597

    Phone: +613 9953 3531


    Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

    Professor Susan Edwards is Director of the Early Childhood Futures research program in the Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University. Her group investigates the role of play-based learning in the early childhood curriculum for the 21st century. Professor Edwards has completed work as a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants: the first examining play-based learning in early childhood education settings; the second, the role of play-based learning in wellbeing and sustainability education; and, the third identifying the characteristics of `converged? play in early childhood. Most recently, Professor Edwards was successful in her application to lead a major ARC Linkage Project awarded to develop an online tool guiding the use of digital technology for service providers in early childhood.

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  • Professor Vincent Geiger

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Research Director and Professor of Mathematics Education, STEM in Education: Design and Growth Across the Disciplines

    Areas of expertise: inclusive teaching practices that promote numeracy capability; how students learn to use mathematics when solving real world problems; the role of technology in learning/teaching; the principles of task design and implementation; initial teacher education and teacher professional learning; socio-cultural theories of learning

    ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0379-4753

    Phone: +617 3623 7188


    Location: ACU Brisbane Campus 

    Vince Geiger is a professor of mathematics education within the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE), Australian Catholic University. He is Director of the STEM Education: Design and Growth Across the Disciplines program within ILSTE ? an interdisciplinary research space focused on the enabling and transformative role of mathematics within the STEM disciplines and other areas of human endeavour. His work is driven by awareness that the capacity to know and use mathematics confidently is important for an individual's career prospects and their empowerment as informed citizens. This awareness has inspired over 100 research publications.

    Vince joined ACU in 2005 after a successful 22-year career as a secondary school teacher of mathematics and science. Over that time, he held national positions such as President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and Chair of the National Education Forum. He subsequently enrolled in a PhD at The University of Queensland, a qualification he completed in 2009. He progressed rapidly from the award of his PhD to the rank of full professor in 2016.

    Vince's research has been supported by $4 million of external competitive funding, including leadership of two ARC Discovery projects and one DECRA. Other recent projects include: 2018-2020 ? Principals as STEM Leaders (Department of Education and Training); 2018-2023 - Numeracy Expert Group for the implementation of the 2nd cycle of PIAAC (OECD); 2015-2017 ? Opening Real Science (OLT); 2018-2020 ? Review of the PIAAC numeracy assessment framework (OECD); and 2015-2016 ? Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education (Office of the Chief Scientist).

    The excellence of his research was recognised by a Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Research Award in 2017. His work was further recognised by selection as the Giovanni Prodi Guest Professorship at Wurzburg University in 2018/2019.

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  • Nat Sch of Education

  • Dr Jonathon Sargeant

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Dr Jonathon Sargeant is Senior Lecturer and researcher in Children's Rights Education, Inclusive Education and Classroom Management at the Australian Catholic University. Dr Sargeant's current research focuses on the child's perspective on their lives, educational experience, and future. He is particularly interested in supporting educational provision that incorporates young people's perspectives through ethical practices informed by the UNCRC. Other research interests include school-age children's wellbeing & safeguarding, behavioural enhancement, and social skills development.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3291 (St Patrick's Campus Melbourne) Email :

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Associate Professor Stephen Guinea

    Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

    Faculty Coordinator of Health Simulation, Faculty of Health Sciences.

    Phone : 3857 (Melbourne) Email :

  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Professor Tracey McDonald AM FACN

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Appointed in 2005 to the RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at Australian Catholic University Tracey McDonald has a research and scholarship interest in issues important to veterans, clinicians and older adults concerning safety and quality care of older people; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; information technology; spirituality and life quality. In 2012, a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) was bestowed for her work in nursing, health and aged care, United Nations Expert Groups and development of national and international public health and social welfare policy.

    Qualifications and experience in public health, nursing, midwifery, education and management across the aged care and health services support involvement with public policy, clinical leadership and research.

    As director of the RSL LifeCare Centre for Practice Development and Innovation in Ageing (CPDIA) she is working on developing programs of research that will support the health and wellbeing of both veterans and the general community

    Phone : (02) 9739 2280 (North Sydney) Email :

  • Vice President

  • La Salle Academy for Faith Formation & Religious Education

  • Professor Chris Branson

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Phone : (07) 3623 7301 (Brisbane) Email :

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