Professor Joanne Lunn

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

Personal details


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


early childhood education and care, epistemic cogntion, teacher education, Teacher Education and Professional Learning (TEPL)


Education Systems, Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education

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


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MEd (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BEd (Mitchell Coll. of Adv. Ed.)
  • DipT (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships and associations

Jo Lunn Brownlee is a Professor in the School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her current Australian research Council (ARC)Discovery project (DP180100160) investigates how teacher educators’ reflexive decision making enables them to prepare teachers for socially just teaching in diverse Australian classrooms. The project takes a transdisciplinary approach by bridging the fields of epistemic cognition and reflexive decision making to explore how rigorous teaching can be enacted in socially and culturally diverse classrooms. This ARC research extends her research program which to date has focused on exploring how epistemic cognition relates to teaching and learning, particularly in early childhood contexts.


Professor Lunn Brownlee led a team of early childhood staff in the design, development and teaching of the Bachelor of Early Childhood (ED04) from 2007-2009. This course was an AUSAID funded, capacity building initiative designed to upskill PNG teacher educators with an early childhood degree qualification. The course was designed to ensure that the three elements of self authorship (personal epistemology, identity and interpersonal skills) were integral to the assessment and pedagogy of the course.  Specifically, the focus was on supporting the development of interculturally competent teacher educators who could engage in informed, ethical decision making.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.