Prior to assuming her role as Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at Monash University, Jane was based at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research and convened the Educational Leadership: Theory and Practice Research Group. Jane's research interests are in the areas of educational leadership for social justice, with a particular focus on issues of gender and ethnicity; and theorizing educational leadership as practice, drawing on sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's work and the philosopher, Ted Schatzki. Jane has published widely in the areas of women and leadership, refugee students and theorizing leadership as practice. Her most recent co authored book is Changing practices, changing education (2014) based on an Australian Research Council Discovery grant examining the interconnections between leading, professional development, teaching and student learning in exemplary primary schools.
Jane has been a deputy principal of a large rural secondary school in Victoria, an English curriculum consultant and began her career as a secondary English, ESL and French teacher. She is currently the convenor of the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Leadership Special Interest Group.
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