- Dr Stacey Campbell
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
- Discipline *
- Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Macquarie University), MA (Macquarie University), Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), BTeach(EarlyChildhood) (Macquarie University), BEd(Primary) (Charles Sturt University)
- Professional memberships
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)
UK Literacy Association (UKLA)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
Stacey Campbell is a Senior Lecturer in English, literacies and language, in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, QUT. Stacey has worked in education for over 10 years as a teacher and director in NSW early years of school and prior-to-school settings. In addition to her early childhood and primary teaching qualifications, she has a Masters Degree in children’s literature. Stacey’s mixed methods PhD investigated early childhood educators’ beliefs about code-related literacy development, phonics instruction and the use of commercial phonics programs. Stacey has also developed a range of online early childhood literacy focused resources for national and international teachers and parents including the Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Her research interests include:
- early childhood literacy
- code-related literacy (phonics, phonological and phonemic awareness)
- oral language and vocabulary in early childhood
- children’s literature
- teacher beliefs and practices
- professional learning
- early childhood
- parent and teacher partnerships
- mixed methods research
Stacey is the Co-editor of Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years (PLEPY), an Editorial Review Board Member for the Reading Teacher (USA). She is also an active member of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA).
Stacey teaches and coordinates undergraduate and postgraduate early years literacy, language, and English units.
EUB109 English, literacies and language 1; EUB202 English, literacies and language 2; EUB304 English, literacies and language 3; EUB007 Understanding reading difficulties; EAN616 Language , literacies and communication in early childhood, LCN617 Children’s literature: Criticism and practice.
Stacey has been a teacher and director in NSW primary schools and early childhood prior-to-school settings (kindergarten) for over 10 years. Stacey was an associate lecturer at Macquarie University, NSW where she taught professional learning and early childhood (Birth-to-eight) English, literacy and language units. Stacey joined QUT as an academic staff member in 2015. Her experience includes early childhood literacy consultancies with NSW Department of Education and Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). Stacey has developed early literacy support materials and professional topic video resources for the QCAA’s website. She has also developed the successful Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with QUT/Future Learn.
Stacey is the Co-Editor of Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years (PLEPY) (2020-2023) and an active member of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) Meanjin Committee. She is an Editorial Review Board Member for The Reading Teacher (ILA, USA). Stacey is a supervisor and associate supervisor of six MPhil, PhD and EdD students investigating literacy, English and assessment in early primary and senior school English curriculum areas.
Stacey’s recent conference presentations focused on early childhood literacy include:
UK Literacy Association (UKLA) Phonics is important but we want our kids to play (Sheffield, UK, July, 2019),
European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Parental perceptions of phonics and code-related literacy in prior-to-school (Budapest, August, 2018)
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) The lost art of shared picture book reading (Perth, 7-11 July, 2018)
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) What do Australian teachers really think about early years code-related literacy learning? (Hobart, 6-9 July, 2017)
British Education Research Association (BERA) Pre-packaged literacy programs: Teachers’ beliefs about code-related literacy, phonics instruction and the use of commercial phonics programmes (Leeds, 13-15 September, 2016).
European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference 2016 . Early childhood educators’ beliefs about phonics teaching and commercial phonics programme use (Dublin, 31 August-3 September, 2016)
- Campbell S, (2019) Putting the jigsaw together: Reading and teaching of phonics in the early years, Literacies in early childhood: Foundations for equity and quality p111-126
- Campbell S, (2018) Teaching phonics without teaching phonics: Early childhood teachers' reported beliefs and practices, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy p1-32
- Campbell S, (2016) Playing with phonics: Teaching letters and sounds, Every Child p10-11
- Campbell S, (2015) Feeling the pressure: Early childhood educators' reported views about learning and teaching phonics in Australian prior-to-school settings, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy p12-26
- Campbell S, Torr J, Cologon K, (2014) Pre-packaging preschool literacy: What drives early childhood teachers to use commercially produced phonics programs in prior to school settings, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood p40-53
- Campbell S, Torr J, Cologon K, (2012) Ants, apples and the ABCs: The use of commercial phonics programmes in prior-to-school children's services, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy p367-388
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Awards and recognition
- Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- Co-Editor of Practical Literacy: Early and Primary Years (PLEPY). An Australian Literacy Educators' Association Journal (2020-2023)
- Reviewer for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- Editorial Review Board Member. The Reading Teacher. An International Literacy Association (ILA) Journal.
- Reference year
- Faculty of Education Real World Teaching Award 2019
- Reference year
- Faculty of Education Real World Teaching Award 2017
- Metalanguage and Literacy education in Queensland school contexts
Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Annette Woods
- Play-based curriculum in Special Schools
Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Bronwyn Ewing
- TEACHERS' BELIEFS AND PRACTICES AROUND THE PROMOTION OF READING FOR PLEASURE AMONG PRIMARY CHILDREN
MPhil, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Susan Walker