Dr Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith researches a range of aspects of science education – and expands to gender and leadership.  She now teaches across all of these areas. Her interest in these fields began when she was a school leader and teacher of mathematics and science in secondary schools. 

Dorothy has many years of experience in curriculum innovation in primary, secondary and university levels.  Much of this work was done in her former name of Dorothy Kearney.  This year, she has begun research on the ARC funded project 'Articulate Science: rethinking the school education of prospective scientists'.  Her present research into science and society is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.

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