Projects per year
Fay Hadley holds the position of Director: Initial Teacher Education in the Department of Educational Studies and is a Senior Lecturer who specialises in leadership in early childhood education, working with families and professional experience.
Research: Fay’s primary area of research examines leadership in early childhood education. This includes investigating mentoring, professional learning and career pathways for early childhood teachers. She is especially interested in the socio-political environment and how this affects early childhood teachers’ work.
Fay also researches in partnerships with diverse families in educational settings and the impacts this has on educational outcomes for children. This was the focus of Fay’s PhD and has led to her extend on these findings with studies with early childhood centres in NSW and the ACT.
Fay was the Chief Investigator on an Enterprise Partnership Scheme Research Project with a before and after school provider, Primary OSHCare. This research aims to develop an understanding of how Primary OSHCare educators and managers perceive the management of child protection matters in relation to the risk of significant harm through abuse and neglect.
Fay supervises Higher Degree Research students whose projects lie within her areas of research specialisation.
Teaching: Fay teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood programs offered by the Department of Educational Studies. She currently convenes
- ECHP222: Professional Experience 2
- ECH326: Children, Families and Communities in a Diverse Society
- ECED820: Families in Context
Teaching awards: In 2012, Fay, along with her colleagues Dr Katey De Gioia and Dr Kate Highfield, was a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for the program entitled Supporting international students during Professional Experience as well as a Recipient of the Deans Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for the same program.
Community: Fay is currently the chair of Early Childhood Australia Publications Committee. She is on the editorial board for Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and was previously the Deputy Editor of the journal. Fay contributes to the early childhood sector as an active member of Early Childhood Australia, which is the nationally advocacy peak body for early childhood.
1/07/18 → …
'Let's go to the museum': An investigation of the expectations and learning engagement of prior-to-school aged children and their families.
24/05/16 → 23/12/17
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Research
Discourses/1, Australia: whose rights? The child’s right to be heard in the context of the family and the early childhood service: an Australian early childhood perspectiveHadley, F. & Rouse, E., 2019, Children's self-determination in the context of early childhood education and services: discourses, policies and practices. Farrini, F. & Scollan, A. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 137-149 13 p. (International perspectives on early childhood education and development; vol. 25).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Research › peer-review
Early childhood educators’ workplace well-being: a case for using self-determination theory to understand and support workplace well-being in early childhood servicesJones, C., Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M. & Johnstone, M., 2019, In : New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal. 22, 2, p. 9-17 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research
Find your tribe! Early childhood educators defining and identifying key factors that support their workplace wellbeingJones, C., Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M. & Johnstone, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 44, 4, p. 326-338 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Kathryn De Gioia (Team leader), Fay Hadley (Recipient) & Katherine Highfield (Recipient), 2012
Prize: Teaching award