Dr Lisa van Leent

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Personal details


Senior Lecturer (Literacy)
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership


Diverse sexualities, Primary, Pedagogy, Teacher education, Sex education, Digital literacies, English Curriculum


Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education

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


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Learning Innovation (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Co-Convenor of the Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies Special Interest Group (AARE): http://www.aare.edu.au/pages/gender-sexualities-cultural-studies.html

Chair of the Queensland Queering Education Consultative Committee (QQECC)

QUT Pride Staff Network: founding member

LGBTI Government Roundtable: member 2018-2020

Membership of Learned Societies

  • Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)

  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

  • Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)


Lisa specialises in teaching in the following areas:

  • English curriculum
  • literacy
  • sociology of education.

Dr van Leent has been awarded a Teaching and Learning Award: Teaching Excellence (Early Career Award) from the Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and the Assistant Dean Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Education in 2014.
Lisa is committed to providing real world learning experiences for pre-service teachers at QUT with coordinated visits to local schools. The real world experiences directly relate to the learning and teaching on campus and through blended learning opportunities.
Lisa is currently an associate supervisor for five higher degree research students including topics on literacies pedagogy, English curriculum and Queer leadership.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Current supervisions