Dr. Deirdre Barron

Associate Dean of Research at Swinburne University of Technology

As the Associate Dean Dr. Deirdre Barron manages all aspects of the Research faculty’s strategy and operations. Her primary research area is education policy and pedagogy with a particular focus on research training and supervision. Other areas include environmental education and communities of practice. She has been the project coordinator for four successfully completed HEEP and EIP funded projects focusing on the analysis of stakeholders in an educational setting. She is currently working on a project tilted The School: Designing a dynamic venue for the new knowledge environment, which focuses on the nature of design, education, and the ways in which children are taught in our educational institutions.