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Personal details

Adjunct Professor Nanette Bahr
Discipline *
Education Systems, Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education
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Identifiers and profiles

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, past President
  • Registered Teacher (Qld)
  • 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 Dean (Teaching and Learning) Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University. She is responsible for the development of teaching quality across the Group and in that role leads course evaluation, design and the implementation of high quality tertiary education for programs across the Group. She consults widely across the education sector. 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. She has been the recipient of several institutional, industry and National awards for Excellence in Teaching.

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.

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