Dr. Deirdre Barron
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
School of Design
Centre for Design Innovation (CDI)
PhD., 2002. Deakin University, Australia BEd., hons. BA., ed
A/Prof. Deirdre Barron has a background in education and holds a PhD in Education from Deakin University.
Her primary research area is education policy and pedagogy with a particular focus on research training and supervision. Other areas include environmental education and communities of practice.
Deidre has been the project coordinator for four successfully completed HEEP and EIP funded projects. These projects have focused on needs analysis of stakeholders in an educational setting.
A/Prof. Barron has been the Chief Investigator of an ARC Linkage Grant entilted The School: Designing a dynamic venue for the new knowledge environment. This project focuses on the nature of design and the nature of education and the ways in which children are taught in our educational institutions, while making links to industry, government planning and community needs through the collaboration with the industry partners.