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Associate Professor Greg Thompson

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

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Name
Associate Professor Greg Thompson
Position(s)
Associate Professor of Education Research
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education, Policy and Administration
Phone
+61 7 3138 0109
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Murdoch University)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Education Policy, Education Theory, Assessment, NAPLAN, Datafication

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

Biography

After working as a high school English, History and HPE teacher for 13 years in Western Australia, Associate Professor Thompson completed his PhD at Murdoch University in 2009. From 2009 he worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Murdoch’s School of Education teaching into their Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes.   Thompson’s research focuses on philosophy of education, educational theory particularly pertaining to the application of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Michel Foucault and Francois Laurelle. He is also interested in education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a focus on large-scale testing and learning analytics/Big Data. He would be interested in syupervising HDR these in these areas.  Associate Professor Thompson is an experienced HDR Supervisor, supervising to completion Masters and Doctoral students in projects around the unintended consequences of high-stakes testing, Indigenous prisoner education, the work of Drama teachers in performative cultures, and programs for peer-led professional accountabilities.

  • Career Highlights:
  • Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow investigating the effects of Australia’s National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) on school communities (2012-2014)
  • 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Early Career Award
  • 2012 Western Australian Institute of Education Research Early Career Achievement Award
  • Series Editor Local/Global Issues in Education (Routledge)
  • Series Editor Deleuze and Educational Research (Edinburgh University Press)
  • Australasian Editor Journal of Education Policy
  • Associate Editor Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
  • 2006 Finalist Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Awards
  • 2004 Thelma Harley Brown Award for Outstanding Masters in Education Dissertation at Murdoch University
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Greg Thompson.

Experience

Associate Professor Thompson worked as a high school teacher in Western Australia for 13 years. He taught English, History, Woodwork and Health and Physical Education up to Year 12 level. This included preparing students for WACE Examinations. He has worked in both urbal and rural schools. He has undertaken leadership roles within high school settings.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Greg Thompson.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2016
Details
DE120101469 The effects of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy on Australian School Communities.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Early Career Research Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Early Career Research Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2005
Details
Thelma Harley Brown Award for Outstanding Masters in Education Dissertation

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
The effects of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy on Australian School Communities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE120101469
Start year
2012
Keywords
Literacy; Numeracy; Assessment

Supervision