Key contacts from the School of Education

Dean of School

School Executive


Emeritus and Adjunct Professors

Administrative team

General administration

  • Anna Rundell – School Manager
  • Veronica Luk – Human Resources Coordinator
  • Samantha Bennett – Personal assistant to Dean
  • Loretta Staffieri – Bundoora Reception
  • Diana Whyley – Bundoora Reception
  • Vicki Loannidis – Administration Officer
  • Michelle Parente – Project Officer

Work Integrated Learning

  • Shona McIntosh – Professional Practice Coordinator
  • Ros Welsh – HPE
  • Jenelle Graham – Primary
  • Claudia Johnstone – Early Childhood 
  • Nicole Tucker - MTP
  • Sarah Hudson
  • Travis Permberton, Pathways & Partnership Coordinator

Financial administration

  • Niraj Joshi – Finance Manager
  • Samira Mosaferrahmati – Finance Officer

Academic program administration

  • Tammy Risteski – Academic Services Coordinator

Academic Services

  • Pamela Assimakis
  • Joan Dias
  • Julie Barnett
  • Jacqueline Crothers
  • Tammy Risteski - Academic Services Coordinator
  • Elaine Goulding 
  • Bill Theodoropoulos

Education Discipline Academic Staff

Education Discipline Academic Staff

  • Dr Thembi Mason, Associate Dean, Education
  • Dr David Armstrong
  • Dr Anastasios Barkatsas
  • Dr Seth Brown
  • Dr Yoshiko Budd
  • Allison Byth
  • Dr Nicky Carr, Program Manager, Bachelor of Education
  • Dr Grant Cooper
  • Dr Michael Crowhurst
  • Jane Dawson
  • Dr Shane Duggan
  • Aleryk Fricker
  • Associate Professor Kathryn Glasswell
  • Judith Heard 
  • Dr Tomi Hilland
  • Dr Rucelle Hughes
  • Dr Dan Jazby
  • Dr Richard Johnson
  • Katherine Littlewood
  • Dr Alison Lugg, Program Manager, Master of Teaching Practice
  • Dr Susan Mate, Program Manager, Careers Education
  • Dr Carl Ridgeway
  • Dr Angela Rogers
  • Dr Rebecca Seah
  • Associate Professor Amanda Telford
  • Dr Kate Young
  • Naomi Wilks-Smith
  • Dr Jason Wong, Program Manager, Bachelor of Health PE and Sports

Early Childhood Education Discipline Academic Staff

  • Professor Jayne White, Associate Dean Early Childhood Education
  • Dr Aleksandra Acker
  • Julie Carmel, Program Manager, Early Childhood Education
  • Dr Elise Hunjin
  • Associate Professor Linda Knight
  • Dr Josephine Ng

The Urban School

  • Associate Professor Patricia McLaughlin, Interim Associate Dean, Urban School
  • Yolanda Berecz, Discipline Lead Art & Creative Industries
  • Natasha Biltoft
  • Elizabeth Buckley
  • Philip Byth
  • Elena Camera
  • Michael Carroll
  • Patricia Ellis, Program Coordinator Year 11
  • Gordon Flynn
  • Merryl Habel
  • Caren (Shau Ching) Liew
  • Craige Proctor, Program Coordinator International
  • Damian Puglisi, Program Coordinator Year 12
  • Raymond Rozen
  • Analia Solis, Discipline Lead Communication & Social Science
  • Nancy Varughese, Program Manager
  • VK Varughese, Discipline Lead Science, Technology and Maths
  • Lynette Weber


VCE teaching staff

Research contacts

  • Professor Jeffrey Brooks – Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
  • Dr Emily Gray – Higher Degree by Research Coordinator 
  • Dr Amy Spiers
  • Julie Barnett – Higher Degree by Research Officer
  • Dr Shane Duggan
  • Associate Professor Anne Harris, Principal Research Fellow
  • Professor Peter Kelly
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