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Dr Dorothy Smith Senior Lecturer, Leadership and Policy, Education

Dorothy Smith teaches in the School of Education and does research into a range of aspects of science education. She is lead Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Articulate Science: rethinking the school education of prospective scientists. This project stems from Dorothy's deep interest in contemporary relationships between science and society, the ways in which school science education frames this relationship and what such framing means for science curriculum in schools and tertiary education.

She also has research interests in leadership and gender that stem from her extensive experience as a leader and teacher of mathematics and science in secondary schools. She has substantial experience in curriculum innovation in primary and secondary school and university level: much of this work was done in her previous name of Dorothy Kearney.

Dorothy offers Higher Degree by Research supervision in a range of aspects in science curriculum and the social contexts of science. These include aspects of pedagogy and leadership.

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