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Queensland Council of Deans of Education

The Queensland Council of Deans of Educaton (QCDE) is the peak body representing Queensland Teacher Education Providers, University Schools and Faculties of Education. The QCDE leads the delivery and development of initial Teacher Education programs, graduate and postgraduate education programs, partnerships with education providers and research. QCDE acts as an advocate for pre-service and in-service teacher education.


Australian Catholic University TBA
Central Queensland University Professor Bill Blaney COUNCIL MEMBER
Christian Heritage College TBA
Griffith University
Professor Donna Pendergast
d.pendergast@griffith.edu.au Head and Dean - School of Education and Professional Studies - Arts, Education and Law Group - Griffith University

Professor Donna Pendergast is Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Her fields of research expertise are middle years education, teacher efficacy, school reform, and teacher education. She has conducted numerous competitive research projects related to school education together valued at more than AUS$2.5 million.
Donna has served in many roles associated with the profession at state and federal government levels and is presently Chair of the Board of Directors of Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI). Donna has more than 125 refereed publications including 17 books of relevance to contemporary teacher work.
Donna commenced her career as a secondary school teacher before working as an academic at Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland, and since 2009 at Griffith University. She belongs to a family that placed considerable value on the transformative potential of education and her aspirations have been shaped by these beliefs.

James Cook University Professor Nola Alloway
Queensland University of Technology Professor Caroll Nicol
Southern Cross University Professor Faye McCullum CURRENT COUNCIL MEMBER
University of Queensland TBA
University of Southern Queensland
Professor Stephen Winn
stephen.winn@usq.edu.au Head of the School - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - University of Southern Queensland
Director of the Board of Parents and Citizens Queensland Current Accredited AITSL Panel Chair Initial Teacher Education programs Australasian Epidemiological Association member ACEL member Registered teacher Visiting Professor University of California Irvine School of Medicine Visiting Scholar University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Previously Academic Director at the University of New England, Armidale New South Wales and Deputy Head of the School of Rural Medicine, Joint Medical Program, University of Newcastle/University of New England A graduate of Flinders University with a PhD from the School of Medicine has been a manager of disability services, principal and teacher. His research focus is in the use of digital technology in health and education particularly medical education, teacher education and in-home support for aged persons.
University of Southern Queensland
Associate Professor Warren Midgley
warren.midgley@usq.edu.au Head of School - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - University of Southern Queensland

Associate Professor Midgley's teaching experience is in the area of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), having taught English as a Foreign Language in Japan for 12 years, as well as English as a Second Language in Australia. His research expertise is in Sociolinguistics, Educational Research and Digital Futures in Education. Associate Professor Midgley is the lead editor of four books and co-author of two books on research in Education, and has published widely in various scholarly books and journals.

University of the Sunshine Coast
Professor Shelley Dole
sdole@usc.edu.au Head of School of Education - Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering - University of the Sunshine Coast

Over the 25 years she has been in education, she has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary teaching institutions throughout Australia. Her research interests include mathematics curriculum change and innovation; learning difficulties, misconceptions and conceptual change associated with learning mathematics; and particularly rational number topics of ratio and percent and the development of proportional reasoning and multiplicative structures. Shelley has led two major Australian Research Council projects focusing on numeracy across the curriculum and the development of proportional reasoning, with teachers and schools in Queensland and South Australia. She has been involved in several major research projects in Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia including middle years literacy and numeracy; early years literacy and numeracy and distance education; mental computation, number sense and invented algorithms; teaching and learning percent in the middle school; basic facts in the early years, as well as teacher professional development projects. In 2009, Shelley won a University of Queensland Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2010 was the recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching. In 2016, she was awarded a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship. She is currently on the Register of Experts in Higher Education for the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and a research assessor for the ARC.