Personal details

Professor Dann Mallet
Head, School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Mathematical Sciences - IPTM
Discipline *
Specialist Studies in Education, Applied Mathematics, Education Systems
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Education (University of Southern Qld), Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (University of Southern Qld), Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers

Mathematics education, Mathematical modelling, Applied mathematics, Teacher education, STEM, High school, Secondary mathematics, Cellular automata, Mathematical biology

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


Professor Dann Mallet is a university mathematics education expert, pre-service teacher educator, and applied mathematician. He has experience in academic and curriculum team leadership and mentoring as well as extensive experience as a university mathematics educator at all levels.

Previously, he has been Director of Learning and Teaching in QUTs School of Mathematical Sciences as well as Academic Program Director for Mathematics. Dann’s applied mathematics research is focused on mathematical biology and human dynamics research. He is also a dedicated tertiary mathematics educator, receiving the Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching and being recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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I teach (or have previously taught) a variety of subjects to undergraduate students in education, mathematics, science, engineering, and business degrees. I also supervise PhD students in both STEM education and applied mathematics.

Teaching achievements

  • 2016: Senior Fellowship, UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • 2014: Australian Awards for Teaching Excellence – Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2012: QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award
  • 2010: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for Outstanding contribution to student learning
  • 2010: QUT Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Leadership and Teaching and Learning
  • 2007: QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award for Teaching and Learning
  • 2007: Nomination for QUT Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Teaching and Learning.
  • 2006: Carrick (now Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Citation Award for Outstanding contribution to student learning

Teaching areas

  • Secondary mathematics education (curriculum, pedagogy, assessment)
  • Ways of thinking in STEM and STEM education
  • Calculus and pre-calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Applied mathematics
  • Mathematical modelling and mathematical biology
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2018: Consultant for high school mathematics assessment, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

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


Awards and recognition

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
Award for Teaching Excellence - Australian Awards for University Teaching 2014

Research projects

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

Enabling Connected Learning Via Open Source Analytics in the Wild: Learning Analytics Beyond the Learning Management System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Connected Learning;Semantic Technologies;xAPI;Social Learning Analytics;Mathematical Modelling


Current supervisions

  • Beliefs, Knowledge, and Skills of Pre-service Mathematics Teachers when Learning Calculus through a Technology-enhanced Inquiry
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr David Nutchey
  • Re-examining the theory-practice divide using the Refined Consensus Model for PCK
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr David Nutchey
  • How To Use Game Design to Form a Bridge between Data Scientists and the General Public
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Dr Jane Turner

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)