Personal details

Dr Kelli McGraw
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies
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Doctoral (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Education (Honours) (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations

English Teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ)

Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE)

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)


Assessment, Curriculum, Education, English, Literacy, Pedagogy, Secondary Education, Digital Literacy, Digital Pedagogies, Popular Culture

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


Dr Kelli McGraw is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at QUT. Currently teaching units in Secondary English curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, her prior experience includes teaching high school English and debating in Southwest Sydney, NSW.

Kelli researches the fields of English curriculum studies, secondary school assessment, teacher identity, digital literacy, popular culture and new media texts. She is presently researching:

  • project-based learning in the junior English classroom (QUT Women in Research project)
  • changes to curriculum and assessment in Queensland senior English
  • student voice and student agency in secondary school assessment in Australia (scoping review).
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelli McGraw.


Kelli teaches in the areas of:

  • English curriculum studies
  • Popular culture and new media texts
  • Inquiry and project based learning
  • Secondary school assessment

2019 teaching:

  • EUB220 – Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment 1: English
  • EUB420 – Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment: Innovation (English TA)
  • EUN121 – Curriculum & Pedagogy 2: Planning
  • EUN222 – Curriculum & Pedagogy 5: Assessment (English TA)
  • EUN223 – Curriculum & Pedagogy 6: Learning Project (English TA)
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelli McGraw.


Kelli is the Treasurer of the English Teachers Association of Queensland, and a member of the  Queensland Poetry Festival Management Committee. She is an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal English in Australia, and the lead author of a student textbook series for the new senior English syllabus (units 1-4) in Queensland published through Oxford University Press.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kelli McGraw.


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


Current supervisions

  • What happened to poetry writing? Re-imagining the teaching of poetry in Queensland's high stakes assessment environment
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt
  • Creativity in higher education: An investigation of students' learning in alternative spaces and contexts
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Vinesh Chandra
  • Creative Insights: Senior school students' experience of creativity in Queensland arts and non- arts based subjects
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Sandra Gattenhof, Dr Carly Lassig
  • Teachers' perspectives about their role in, and the impact of implementing cross-curriculum writing instruction on student writing outcomes
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rebecca Spooner-Lane

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)