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Associate Professor Denise Beutel
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy
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EdD (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Diploma (Sec-Science Teaching) (Queensland University of Technology)


Professional Development, Initial teacher Education, Teacher Induction, Science education, Educational Leadership, Teacher education and professional learning (TEPL), Pedagogy, Higher education, Mentoring, Professional learning

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


Background: Denise Beutel is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. Denise ‘s background is as a secondary chemistry and junior science teacher in both state and private sectors. She completed an EdD in 2006 in which she used a phenomenographic approach  to explore the nature of teacher-student interactions. To date, Denise has supervised doctoral and master’s students in the areas of the professional learning of teachers, gifted adolescent wellbeing, learner autonomy, behavioural interventions, leadership development, professional learning communities, accounting curriculum, and prisoner educators in correctional institutions.

Research areas: Her current research interests include:

  • mentoring and induction
  • resilience
  • teacher professional learning
  • intercultural competence
  • preservice teacher professional experience
  • catering for the diverse needs of learners


This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Denise Beutel.


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Current supervisions

  • Insights into networked learning in Higher Education: using learning networks of STEM undergraduate students to enable learning expertise
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Dann Mallet, Professor Graeme Pettet
  • Teaching and Learning Performance in Australian Higher Education in an Era of Changing Policy
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Professor Jim Watters, Dr Boon Lee
  • Building teacher capacity to understand understanding through Professional Learning Teams.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Crosswell
  • Investigating Teacher Work and Overall Impact on Wellbeing: A Secondary School Case Study
    Masters by Research, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elizabeth Curtis

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)