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Kelly Johnston is an Adjunct Research Fellow with the School of Education at Macquarie University. 

Kelly’s research focuses on play-based pedagogies in early childhood education and care, and professional learning and development for early childhood educators and teachers.  She also has a strong interest in equity and social justice in education, focusing on working with educators and pre-service teachers to break cycles of mathematics aversion.

Prior to completing her PhD Kelly was engaged in a wide range of roles across the early childhood education sector. This included working as an early childhood teacher and service director in Australia and New Zealand, primary school teaching in the UK and also working in early childhood licensing and accreditation at both a state and federal level.

Education/Academic qualification

Early Childhood Education, Doctor of Philosophy , Conceptualisations, beliefs and practices: Investigating technology integration in Australian early learning environments through practitioner inquiry, Macquarie University

Award Date: 10 Nov 2017

Research, Postgraduate Certificate - Research Methods, Macquarie University

Award Date: 9 Jul 2013

Early Childhood Education, Master of Early Childhood, Macquarie University

Award Date: 23 Apr 2013

Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Macquarie University

Award Date: 16 Jul 1999


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