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Poulomee Datta is 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. Poulomee served in leadership positions as the Director for the Primary Teacher Education program at Macquarie University (2021-22) and as the National Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Education/Educational Studies and Master of Education academic programs at ACU (2015-16). 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 three externally-funded research projects in Inclusive Education - one with the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), a second with Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) and a final one funded by the Australian Special Education Principals' Association (ASEPA). In 2019, Poulomee completed coding and analysis work in the Australia Research Council (ARC) funded iTEACH project, 'Engaging students from low socioeconomic communities in the early years of secondary school' at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University (ACU). Post-doctorate (2013-2023), she has published one sole-authored research book (with Springer publishers), four book chapters with high-quality publishers (e.g., Springer and Palgrave Macmillan) and 30 international peer-reviewed journal articles in high impact publications (e.g., the International Journal of Inclusive Education, British Journal of Visual Impairment, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders).

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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