Doctor of Education 2022 - Semester One

Making space for inclusivity and sustainability

In July 2022, the School of Critical Studies in Education is offering a EdD for those interested in examining how social institutions, such as schools, could be spaces that cultivate citizens who care deeply about other people and the environment.

A Doctor of Education degree has the same status as a PhD. Tailored for working professionals, the EdD is offered part-time and supported by a cohort-based learning community for the first two provisional years.

Broad ranging in scope, the 2022 EdD pathway offers you an opportunity to explore how the places we teach, work in or design could be oriented toward improving inclusivity and sustainability.

You will develop culturally sustaining conceptual and methodological tools, have training in advanced academic writing, and carry out work on your own research in a cohort.

The programme will suit people working in schools, specialist schools, early childhood centres, tertiary and the arts sectors of education, as well as youth workers and counsellors. The programme will also benefit architects or designers who have an interest in educational spaces; and those working in wildlife sanctuaries and zoos, garden programmes, and museums and galleries where there is a strong educational focus.


  • A world-class doctorate designed for working professionals in educational contexts
  • Preparescandidates to better understand key concepts of sustainability, inclusivity, and space and environment
  • Provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on social institutions and their impact
  • Enables preparation for research projects and opportunities to develop advanced academic writing

Key features

  • Undertake research that addresses issues related to inclusivity, sustainability or educational spaces
  • Balance full-time work with part-time study
  • Collaborate with knowledgeable experts who can help you create, refine, and complete an investigation that makes a significant contribution
  • Work within a well-structured, supportive learning environment with access to peers and a scholarly community.

Doctor of Education 2022 webinar recording

Watch our webinar recording to learn more about the Doctor of Education 2022 and meet the programme leaders.

Academic staff

Dr Frances Kelly
Critical Studies in Education

Dr Kirsten Locke
Critical Studies in Education

Contact us with any queries

Dr Kirsten Locke
Senior Lecturer