Associate Professor
Megan Gibson

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

Personal details


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


child care, early childhood education, preservice teacher education, professional identities


Other Education, Specialist Studies in Education

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


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • M Ed (Queensland University of Technology)
  • B Ed (EC) (The University of Melbourne)
  • Dip T (EC) (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Australian Early Childhood Teacher Education Network (AECTEN)
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
  • Reggio Emilia Australian Information Exchange (REAIE)
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood (SJIEC)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Megan brings her experiences from teaching in a range of early childhood contexts, as well as her research focus, to her teaching. She has worked across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units, including:

  • Leadership and management in early childhood
  • Child health, safety, wellbeing and movement education
  • The early childhood professional
  • Early childhood curriculum and pedagogy
  • Professional experience

Each semester Megan values engaging in the University Partner role, where she supports and supervises students on professional experience placement, whilst forging partnerships with schools and early childhood centres.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Teams Producing Curriculum and Pedagogy in Long Day Care
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lyndal O'Gorman
  • From Reggio with love! A study of how leadership density has developed paradigm shifts in teaching and learning at one Queensland school and resulted in building capacity in deep and transfer learning, critical and creative thinking.
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Maryanne Theobald