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Professor Nanette Bahr

Faculty of Education,
Faculty Office - Education


Professor Nanette Bahr
Assistant Dean (Teaching & Learning)
Faculty of Education,
Faculty Office - Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education
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Ph.D (University of Queensland), MEd (University of Queensland), DipEd (University of Adelaide), BEd (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.), BMus (University of Adelaide), BA (Flinders University of SA), AMusA (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Korean Global Research Network (KRN), Invited member
  • Australian Teacher Education Association, President
  • National Initial Teacher Education Advisory Committee (NITEAC)
  • Network of Associate Deans of Teaching and Learning in the Discipline of Education (NADLATE)
  • Registered Teacher (Qld)
  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia
  • American Educational Research Assocation
  • Australian College of Education (MACE)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education

adolescence, higher education, learning, middle years of schooling, resilience, teacher education

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Professor Nan Bahr, PhD, is Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology. She is responsible for the development of teaching quality across the Faculty and in that role leads course evaluation, design and the implementation of high quality tertiary education for accredited pre-service teacher education courses, professional development in-service courses and higher degree research programs in Education. She consults widely across the education sector and is an Executive member of the Australian Teacher Education Association. She has expertise in learning research and research related to adolescence and teacher education. Nan’s research projects have been the foundation for a number of published works and conference presentations.

In 2004 she won the Edith Cowan Award (HERDSA) for a research paper on Authentic Learning. As a principal investigator in various teams of researchers, she has attracted significant funding for research from DEST administered, ARC, DEA and UQ competitive grant schemes. In 2000 she was awarded a University of Queensland award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2002 the University of Queensland Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Award for Program Innovation in Teaching. She has been an individual finalist for Australian Awards for University Teaching in both 2002 and 2003.

Professor Bahr’s research interests include teacher education, adolescent development and implications for teaching, and learning theory with particular emphasis on effective pedagogy to support learning including the potential uses for ICTs. Current projects investigate teaching disciplinary knowledge in senior schooling; models for ongoing professional learning for teachers; and the development of resilience in the Middle Years of Schooling.

This information has been contributed by Professor Nanette Bahr.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.