Melanie is an academic in the School of Education and is based at the Bundoora West Campus. She is currently the Academic Director, Professional Experience and a member of the school’s senior leadership group.
- Academic Director, Professional Experience
- Course coordinator - Foundations of Sports Coaching
- Course Coordinator - Sports Coaching Internship
- Course Coordinator - Inclusion & Diversity in Movements Contexts
- Research Leader - North Melbourne Teaching Academy of Professional Practice
- Doctor of Education (University of Melbourne)
- Master of Education (University of Cambridge)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Nottingham Trent University)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours): Applied Chemistry (Nottingham Trent University)
- Certificate of Further Professional Development: Research Methods (University of Cambridge)
- Certificate of Further Professional Development: Physics Education (Brunel University)
14 years teaching secondary school Science and Health & Physical Education in the UK.
16 years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate at Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
4 years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate at RMIT School of Education.
Other work experience:
2 years as a research chemist at United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Research.
Reviewer for journals, books and conferences
- Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning.
- The International Journal of Arts Education.
- Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science.
- Cambridge University Press.
- Senior reviewer for European Conference of Education.
- Senior reviewer for International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
- Nash, M.,Byth, A.,Whewell, D.,Leonard Kilkenny, M.,Hickey, R. (2022). Working Relationally to Bridge the Divide: An Exploration of An Australian School-University Professional Experience Partnership form the Perspectives of Five Stakeholders. In: School-University Partnerships—Innovation in Initial Teacher Education, Springer, Singapore
- Windsor, S.,Kriewaldt, J.,Nash, M.,Lilja, A.,Thornton, J. (2020). \Developing teachers: adopting observation tools that suspend judgement to stimulate evidence-informed dialogue during the teaching practicum to enrich teacher professional development In: Professional Development in Education, , 1 - 15
- Kriewaldt, J.,Nash, M.,Windsor, S.,Thornton, J.,Reid, C. (2017). Fostering Professional Learning Through Evidence-Informed Mentoring Dialogues in School Settings In: Educating Future Teachers: Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience, Springer, Singapore
- Cumming, F.,Nash, M. (2015). An Australian perspective of a forest school: shaping a sense of place to support learning In: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 15, 296 - 309
- Nash, M.,Kent, H.,Reid, C. (2014). Moving across Figured Worlds: the integration of Physical Education, Literacy and the Visual in Cultural Spaces In: Inter-discipline: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 December 2013
- Nash, M.,Morrissey, J. (2012). The integrative power of sport myth or reality?: The story of two Vietnamese families and their involvement with community Australian Rules Football In: Current Issues and Controversies in School and Community Health, Sport and Physical Education, Nova Science Publishers, United Kingdom
3 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions
- Moving a sedentary generation: comparing implementation approaches at scale to increase child and youth physical activity (Admin by Deakin University). Funded by: NHMRC - Investigator Grants from (2020 to 2024)