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Amber McLeod is an accomplished educator and researcher within the Faculty of Education at Monash University. With a background spanning diverse fields, she brings a unique blend of expertise to her role. Formerly a microbiologist, Amber also taught English in Japan, Brunei, and Australia. Currently, she heads the technology units in the Bachelor of Education program.

Her research centres on demystifying technology to enhance educators' digital confidence and competence. Her doctoral thesis, funded by the Australian Research Council, critically evaluated a digital technology intervention program in Australian secondary schools and highlighted the need for more research. Amber’s experiences have granted her keen insights into the challenges educators face in an increasingly digital age. Her hope is that equipping teachers with the skills to effectively leverage digital technologies for teaching and learning will contribute to the digital proficiency of the next generation.

Research interests

Access and equity in education

Cultural and gendered understandings of ICT

Digital literacy in pre-service teachers

Research area keywords

  • Digital learning
  • Gender and diversity
  • Computers and society
  • Community attitudes
  • F-12 education
  • Information Technology
  • Transition
  • Stereotypes
  • Teacher Education
  • Adult education and training
  • Educational Technology

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