Personal details

Associate Professor Peter Hudson
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
+61 7 3138 3336
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MEd (Charles Sturt University), BEd (University of New England), Dip Teach (Northern Rivers Coll.of Adv.Ed), AMACEA, TESOL

Professional memberships
and associations
  • STEM 2010 – co-initiator and convenor for the inaugural STEM in Education conference held at QUT.
  • STEM 2012 – convenor for the STEM in Education conference held in Beijing.
  • STEM 2014 – STEM in Education committee for conference to be held at the University of British Columbia.
  • Teaching Science – Editorial Board consultant (1998-2013)
  • EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education  – Editorial Board (2009-2013)
  • MACE – Member of Australian Council of Educators (2004-2013)
  • ATEA – Australian Teachers Education Association (2003-2013)
  • ACEA – Australian Council of Educational Administrators (2000-2005)
  • AARE – Australian Association of Research in Education (2000-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  • PEPE – Practical Experiences in Professional Education (2005-2009)
  • JSTE – Member of Journal of Science Teacher Education (2004, 2007)
  • MERGA – Member of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (2007)

Mentoring, Leadership, STEM, Early-career teachers, Science education, TESOL

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


My 36 years as an educator includes extensive teaching in primary schools, 10 years as a principal of a NSW primary school (1993-2003), more than 20 years successful teaching in the tertiary sector (secondment as senior project officer in 1990, sessional 1991 to 2003, and ongoing). My research focuses on:

  • Mentoring early-career teachers (preservice and beginning teachers)
  • Leadership
  • TEFL education
  • Science education

I have over 150 refereed conference papers and journal articles (e.g., Science Education impact factor 1.312). In addition, scholars from universities around the world (e.g., United States, Philippines, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, France, and England) have requested the use of my statistically-validated survey instruments for measuring and benchmarking educational standards in mentoring and science education. I have successful doctoral completions and currently supervise seven doctoral students.  My grants include two successful ARC grants and a signficant DEEWR grant completed in 2011. As Project Administrator for the Teacher Education Done Different (TEDD) project, I have delivered the Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) program to many Australian universities (see I have designed various new units for QUT and Southern Cross University at undergraduate and graduate levels. I was also instrumental in devising and implementing new international courses for QUT (e.g., a Bachelor of Education Studies degree in Malaysia) and Southern Cross University (Hong Kong PELIP). My current ARC grant involves STEM education and in particular Engineering Education.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Peter Hudson.


Postgraduate studies

  • Assisting HDR students in their research
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods

Core teaching in university settings includes:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Leadership
  • Science education
  • Earth science and astronomy
  • Mathematics education
  • TESOL education
  • Professional studies
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Peter Hudson.


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
The Teacher Education Done Differently (TEDD) project with the Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) program won a national program award from the Office of Learning and Teaching in 2013 and a national citation award in 2012.

Research projects

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

Emotional Transitions: Exploring Professional Transitions Of Science Teachers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Teacher education; Science teaching; Cultural historical activity theory; Identities; Emotions;
Implementing Engineering Experiences In The Middle School
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
engineering education; problem solving; mathematics curriculum; science curriculum; middle school;
Developmental engineering education in the primary school
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Engineering Education; Mathematics Curriculum; Science Curriculum; Problem Solving; Primary School