Adjunct Professor
Julie Davis

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education


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Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education


Early childhood education for sustainabilty, Education for sustainability, Teacher Education, Transformative education, Health Promoting Schools, Sustainable Schools, Action research


Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education

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


  • PhD (Griffith University)
  • MEnvironEd (Griffith University)
  • BSc (Griffith University)
  • DipT (Townsville C.A.E.)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Member, World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
  • Member, Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
  • Member, Special Interest Group (Early childhood education for sustainability), AAEE
  • Patron & co-founder, Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network (QECSN)
  • Member, Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
  • Member, Early Childhood Teachers' Association, Qld. (ECTA)


Key Teaching Areas in Teacher Education

  • early childhood environmental education/ education for sustainability
  • early childhood science education

International Teaching Contributions

  • 2014-2015: China - teaching early childhood science, health and sustainability into the Jiangsu Int. Foundation for Education Excellence (JIFEE) Program for professional development in early education
  • 2009-2014: Papua New Guinea - teaching into Bachelor degree programs in early childhood education (inservice) (AUSAid)
  • 2011-2013: European Union student & staff mobility project involving 3 Australian & 3 European universities
  • 2005-2012: teaching into English immersion program for Hong Kong students in early childhood education (Science)
  • 2009: India - preparation of primary teacher education course materials in environmental education/education for sustainability for Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • 2002: Singapore - teaching into Bachelor degree course in early childhood education

Julie has 5 doctoral completions (including 1 international cross-institutional PhD), 3 MEd. (Research), and 2 Honours completions. She is currently supervising 1 international PhD student (from China) and 3 Masters students.


Selected publications

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