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Adjunct Associate Professor Gillian Kidman
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Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Systems
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EdD (Queensland University of Technology), MEnv Ed (Griffith University), Grad Dip Teach (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology), BSc (Griffith University)

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Gillian is the Reviews Editor for the journal Internaltional Research of Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE). Gillian has extensive qualifications. A BSc in ecology initially saw Gillian working for CSIRO and Greening Australia. A GradDipTeach (Secondary Science and Mathematics) resulted in almost 10 years classroom teaching in primary and secondary schools in Queensland. A MEnvEd investigated the occurrence of environmental issues in the media, and provided a pathway into tertiary teaching. An EdD blended psychology and a child`s visual perception of space, and resulted in a move from classroom to tertiary teaching. A GradCertEd(HEd) honed tertiary teaching skills which Gillian used to gain SEDA (UK) certification.
Gillian is a current member of ASERA, ESERA, BERA and AARE . She has working relationships with academic communities in five UK universities and with 2 medical research communities in USA . She works closely with QIMR staff on their educational outreach programs with Indigenous Students from isolated areas in Queensland.


ICT in education, biotechnology education, curriculum design, teacher confidence, teacher transition, visual learnings

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


Gillian Kidman is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education. She has been involved in the teaching of children through to adults since 1988. Initially as a secondary mathematics and science teacher, she has taught students of all ages and abilities in a variety of subjects in southern Queensland.
In 1994, Gillian was appointed as a part-time academic at QUT, lecturing in ethics, and became a full time lecturer in science education in 2003. Her areas of expertise are

  • teacher training and professional development
  • science and mathematics education
  • educational psychology.

She enjoys working with her undergraduate and postgraduate students, and misses the daily challenges of the classroom.
Awards and achievements

  • 2003: Faculty of Education (QUT) Teaching Award 
  • 2004: QUT Vice-Chancellor`s Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2006: team leader in a Carrick Award nomination for Programs that Enhance Learning.
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Main teaching areas

  • Gillian specialises in science curriculum studies in the secondary setting.
This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Gillian Kidman.


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