Key contacts from the School of Education

Dean of School

Associate Deans


Emeritus and Adjunct Professors

Program Managers

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

Professional practice placements

  • Shona McIntosh – Professional Practice Coordinator
  • Ros Welsh – HPE
  • Jenelle Graham – Primary
  • Claudia Johnstone – Early Childhood 
  • Nicole Tucker - MTP

Financial administration

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

Academic program administration

  • Tammy Risteski – Academic Services Coordinator

Higher Education

  • Pamela Assimakis, Bachelor of Education
  • Joan Dias, Masters of Teaching Practice, Careers
  • Dina Cerantola, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary)
  • Julie Barnett, Higher Degrees

Vocational education

  • Elaine Goulding – VCE and Foundation Studies
  • Bill Theodoropoulos – VCE Lab Technician
  • Anne Paterson – VCE China

Education support

Program managers and coordinators

Teaching staff

Teacher education

Program managers

  • Julie Carmel – Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 
  • Dr Nicky Carr – Bachelor of Education, Bundoora 
  • Dr Alison Lugg – Master of Teaching Practice (Primary) and Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary)
  • Michael Hastings – Career programs
  • Dr Jason Wong – Bachelor of Applied Science (Health, Physical Education and Sport)

Teaching staff

  • Dr Aleksandra Acker – Lecturer, Early Childhood and Primary Education, Music
  • Dr Nicky Carr – Lecturer, ICT and Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Dr Michael Crowhurst – Lecturer, Education Studies
  • Dr Emily Gray – Lecturer, Education Studies
  • Dr Richard Johnson – Senior Lecturer, Education Studies
  • Associate Professor Geoff Shacklock – Education studies
  • Professor Dianne Siemon – Professor, Maths Education
  • Naomi Wilks-Smith – Lecturer, Languages and English as an Additional Language
  • Dr Rebecca Seah – Lecturer, Mathematics
  • Dr Seth Brown – Lecturer, Health and Physical Education
  • Dr Tasos Barkatsas – Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr Josephine Ng – Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
  • Elise Hunkin – Early Childhood Education
  • Grant Cooper – Science Education
  • Allison Byth – Associate Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
  • Anne Houghton – Associate Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
  • Sarah Jobson – Associate Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
  • Rachel Chapman – Associate Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
  • Dr Angela Rogers – Lecturer, Numeracy and Maths
  • Yoshiko Budd – Lecturer, Literacy
  • Katherine Littlewood, – Lecturer, Masters of Teaching Practice
  • Dr Toni Hilland – Senior Lecturer, Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Aleryk Fricker – Associate Lecturer, Indigenous Education
  • Dr Kate Young – Lecturer, Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Dr Don Jazbi – Lecturer, Maths Education
  • Dr David Armstrong – Senior Lecturer, Special Needs Education
  • Ms Jane Dawson – Lecturer, Teacher Education
  • Dr Rucelle Hughes – Lecturer, Teacher Education
  • Dr Susan Mate – Senior Lecturer, Careers Education

Professional Practice

  • Dr Melanie Nash – Academic Director


VCE program managers and coordinators

VCE administration staff

  • Elaine Goulding – VCE Office
  • Jacqueline Crothers – VASS and Exams Coordinator
  • Bill Theodoropoulos – Lab Technician

VCE teaching staff

English as an additional language

Program managers and coordinators

  • Soosan Kian – Program Coordinator (Brunswick)
  • Melanie Kyle – Program Coordinator (Tertiary Preparation Programs)
  • Melanie Reynolds – Program Manager (Tertiary Preparation Programs)
  • Claudia Rossi-Hunt – Program Coordinator (Foundation Studies – English)
  • Baia Tsakouridou – Program Manager (Tertiary Preparation Programs)
  • Caroline McEnroe – Program Coordinator (EAL)


  • Angela Borrelli
  • Jennifer Chamberlain
  • Jane Collins
  • Marcelle Damicoucas
  • Angela Fourtounis
  • Wendy Joseph
  • Melanie Kyle
  • Caroline McEnroe
  • Tim Morris
  • Melanie Reynolds
  • Jane Saunders
  • Jacqueline Cheng

Program administrators

  • Jana Marcak – City

Career education and development

Research contacts

  • Professor Jeffrey Brooks – Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
  • Dr Emily Gray – Higher Degree by Research Coordinator 
  • Julie Barnett – Higher Degree by Research Officer

Workplace training and development contacts

  • Peter Murphy – Teacher
  • Jo Bradford – Program Manager
  • Karen Squire-Ryan – Teacher
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