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Fay Hadley holds the position of Director: Initial Teacher Education and is a Senior Lecturer who specialises in leadership in early childhood education, working with families and professional experience. She is the Director for Initial Teacher Education in the Department of Educational Studies.

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 is also interested 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 is currently 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. 

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Outputs 2005 2019

Australasian journal of early childhood – Editorial

Hadley, F., 1 Jun 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 44, 2, p. 109-110 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

Australasian Journal of Early Childhood special edition: editorial

Hadley, F., 12 Jun 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

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 perspective

Hadley, 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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

children's rights
childhood
discourse
educator
education

Integrating technology to support children's agency and transition to school

Johnston, K., Highfield, K. & Hadley, F., 2019, Early learning in the digital age. Gray, C. & Palaiologou, I. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications, p. 94-108 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review