Adjunct Associate Professor
Gillian Kidman

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Personal details


ICT in education, biotechnology education, curriculum design, teacher confidence, teacher transition, visual learnings


Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Systems

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


  • EdD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MEnv Ed (Griffith University)
  • Grad Dip Teach (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BSc (Griffith University)

Professional memberships and associations

Gillian is the Reviews Editor for the journal Internaltional Research of Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE). Gillian has extensive qualifications. A BSc in ecology initially saw Gillian working for CSIRO and Greening Australia. A GradDipTeach (Secondary Science and Mathematics) resulted in almost 10 years classroom teaching in primary and secondary schools in Queensland. A MEnvEd investigated the occurrence of environmental issues in the media, and provided a pathway into tertiary teaching. An EdD blended psychology and a child`s visual perception of space, and resulted in a move from classroom to tertiary teaching. A GradCertEd(HEd) honed tertiary teaching skills which Gillian used to gain SEDA (UK) certification.
Gillian is a current member of ASERA, ESERA, BERA and AARE . She has working relationships with academic communities in five UK universities and with 2 medical research communities in USA . She works closely with QIMR staff on their educational outreach programs with Indigenous Students from isolated areas in Queensland.


Main teaching areas

  • Gillian specialises in science curriculum studies in the secondary setting.

Selected publications

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