Personal details

Name
Dr Grace O'Brien
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3032
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Dr (University of Tech., Sydney), Master of Indigenous Education (Macquarie University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Centre for Inclusive Education  – https://research.qut.edu.au/selb/inclusive-education/

Moreton Bay Murri Network

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA)

Queensland College of Teachers

Keywords

Indigenous Education, Children's Rights, Social Justice, Inclusive Education

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

Biography

Grace works in partnership with First Nations communities to improve educational equity for Indigenous children. She completed a Master of Indigenous Education through Macquarie University and received the Vice Chancellor’s commendation for Academic Excellence. Grace has recently completed research into educational reform to support the engagement of young First Nations males at school, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline.

Grace’s areas of interest are:

Indigenous Education

Lowering Exclusion Rates from schools

Social Justice

Inclusive Pedagogy

Schooling for the 21st Century

 

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Grace O'Brien.

Teaching

EUB406 Stepping Out/Teaching Performance Assessment

EUN130 Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice

EUB103 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education

EUN105 Teaching in New Times

EUB102 Teaching in New and Emerging Educational Contexts

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Grace O'Brien.

Experience

Grace has worked in partnership with First Nations communities throughout Queensland for many years. In the past 20 years, Grace has worked across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors to support understanding and inclusion of First Nations perspectives and Knowledges within the curriculum and strongly advocates for cultural inclusivity for First Nations children in the education system. Grace has recently completed research, which addressed the need for urgent educational reform to support the engagement of young First Nations males at school preventing their over-representation in the juvenile justice system. Her aim is to highlight systemic educational inequities that may lead to the disengagement and exclusion of some First Nations boys from the education system.

This information has been contributed by Dr Grace O'Brien.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence