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Professor Robyn Jorgensen

Tom LowriePosition

Project Leader

Contact details

Tel: +61 448 840 231
Email: Robyn.Jorgensen@canberra.edu.au

Biography

The project is led by Professor Robyn Jorgensen. Robyn is an internationally renowned educational researcher whose work in equity and pedagogy has been used to inform the development of this project. She has led many significant research projects and has been a lead researcher on nine Australian Research Council grants. She has worked extensively across a wide range of settings and brings this to the Numeracy in Remote Indigenous Contexts project.

As a very hands-on educator and academic, Professor Jorgensen has engaged with all sectors of the Indigenous education field. She has worked in remote communities in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

She has been part of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and was Chair of the Mathematics Advisory Committee for the Queensland Studies Authority. She is Editor-in-Chief for the Mathematics Education Research Journal.

From 2009, she has been serving as the eminent mathematics education professor on the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' national project for enhancing mathematics learning for Indigenous Australians (Make it Count). She has also worked in an advisory capacity for State Projects and innovations in various states including Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. She has recently completed a consultancy with the Northern Territory Dept of Education working with many remote schools in that state.

In 2009-2010, she took leave from the University to take a role of CEO and Principal of an Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory. In this role, the Corporation was in charge of a remote boarding school for Anangu students from the Central Desert area of the Northern Territory.

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Indigenous and Remote Education
  • Social Justice in Education

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