Dr Kimberley Wilson - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

is interested in exploring the role of science education in engaging diverse youth in learning. Responsive and expansive approaches to science education such as Place-Based education approaches are of particular interest, as are considerations of creative and innovative ways of enabling science access for diverse students and communities. Methodological expertise includes qualitative research and analysis, with a focus on case study and participatory action research forms of inquiry.


Phone :6235 (Brisbane)
Email :kimberley.wilson@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory ProfilePersonal Website

Research Interests

Science Education; Flexible Learning; Engagement ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research/Analysis; Case Studies ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Outcomes from Flexible Learning Options for disenfranchised youth: What counts? , in International Journal of Inclusive Education

Distance travelled: Outcomes and evidence in flexible learning options, in Australian Educational Researcher

Challenging normative assumptions regarding disengaged youth: A phenomenological perspective, in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education


Expecting the unexpected: Engaging diverse young people in conversations around science, in Australian Educational Researcher

Engaging Diverse Learners in Science, in Learning and Teaching Primary Science


Exploring ICT Integration as a Tool to Engage Young People at a Flexible Learning Centre, in Journal of Science Education and Technology

Other information

Dr Kimberley Wilson has been researching the work of the Youth+ Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Learning Centres since 2008. She has been engaged in two ARC Linkage projects investigating the role of Flexible Learning Options in the Australian educational landscape and has produced a variety of publications on the topic of more effectively engaging youth in education through a responsive and flexible curriculum approach, with a particular focus on science education.