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  • 4 h-Index
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Poulomee Datta is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at Macquarie University in Sydney. She has been involved in teacher education and teacher training in Special and Inclusive Education across different universities in Australia, namely, The University of Adelaide, Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Macquarie University. Her Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Reports conducted at Australian Universities demonstrate her strong potential for excellence in university teaching. Poulomee's SET data has been consistently between 4 - 4.99 out of 5. She served in the role of the National Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Education/Educational Studies and Master of Education academic programs at ACU. This was a national role across six campuses providing leadership for a range of units/subjects within the academic programs.

Poulomee has worked in national and international research projects designed to improve the educational outcomes for students with special educational needs and disabilities. As part of her research achievements, she has won (as part of a team) and successfully completed two externally-funded research projects in Inclusive Education - one with the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and the other with Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE). In 2019, she completed coding and analysis work in the Australia Research Council (ARC) funded iTEACH project, 'Engaging students from low socio-economic communities in the early years of secondary school' at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University (ACU). Poulomee is currently working in a research tender funded by the Australian Special Education Principals' Association (ASEPA) entitled 'Parent satisfaction in specialist schools in Australia'
. Post doctorate (2013-2020), she has published one sole-authored research book (with Springer publishers), three book chapters with high quality publishers (e.g., Springer and Palgrave Macmillan) and 21 international peer-reviewed journal articles in high impact publications (e.g., the International Journal of Inclusive Education, British Journal of Visual Impairment, Australasian Journal of Special Education and Disability Studies Quarterly).

Poulomee has supervised five Master of Education students in Inclusive Education to completion as their ‘Primary Supervisor’ from 2015-2018. In 2019, she has seen to completion, two PhD and one Master of Education Research students all in the area of Inclusive Education.

Poulomee was the recipient of four research awards during her academic tenure which are listed below:
1. 'Outstanding Student Publication Award' in 2011 at the School of Education, University of Adelaide
2. 'Graduate Scholar Award in 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
3. 'Research Capacity Building Award' in 2015 at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), for her active contribution to research in the discipline.
4. 'Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award' in 2016 nationally in the Faculty of Education and Arts (ACU) with strong research potential (25k DVCR Award).

Poulomee's four broad areas of speciality are:

1. Special and Inclusive Education

2. Disability Studies

3. Educational Psychology

4. Behaviour Management

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Research Outputs

  • 51 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Book

How exceptional is special education?

Datta, P., 1 Apr 2020, In : Curriculum and Teaching. 35, 1, p. 85-94 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Barriers and enablers to inclusion of university students with disabilities in India and Australia

    Datta, P., Halder, S., Talukdar, J. & Aspland, T., 2019, Inclusion, equity and access for individuals with disabilities: insights from educators across world. Halder, S. & Argyropoulos, V. (eds.). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 525-553 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Curriculum, assessment and reporting practices in Australia towards students with special educational needs and disabilities

    Datta, P., Aspland, T. & Talukdar, J., 1 May 2019, In : Curriculum and Teaching. 34, 1, p. 23-41 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Autism spectrum disorder coursework for teachers and teacher-aides: an investigation of courses offered in Queensland, Australia

    Coates, M., Lamb, J., Bartlett, B. & Datta, P., Nov 2017, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 42, 11, p. 65-80 16 p., 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Inclusive practices in mainstream schools: an Australian perspective

    Datta, P., Grima-Farrell, C. & Coates, M. G., 2017, Inclusion, disability and culture: an ethnographic perspective traversing abilities and challenges. Halder, S. & Assaf, L. C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland, p. 211-227 17 p. (Inclusive learning and educational equity; vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter