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Personal profile


A/Prof Graham Parr's work in the Faculty of Education includes:

  • Associate Dean International
  • Foundation Fellow, Monash Education Academy
  • teacher of English language, literature and literacy education
  • researcher in the fields of English education, teacher professional learning, professional experience, narrative, creativity, initial teacher education
  • supervisor of graduate research projects

Dr Parr is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International) in the Monash Faculty of Education. Graham began his professional life as a French horn player in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from 1977-1983. After graduating with a BA (Hons) at University of Melbourne, his interests in teaching, literature and writing drew him away from music to pursue a career in education. He taught English, literature and drama in Victoria and the USA for 11 years before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2000, and subsequently the Faculty of Education at Monash University in 2003.

In 2006, he was awarded a Carrick nomination for outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at Monash. The following year, he completed his PhD, titled Inquiry-based professional learning of English-literature teachers: Negotiating dialogic potential. In 2008, he was a joint winner of the national AARE Award for Doctoral Research in Education. He won a Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision in 2015, and a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning in 2016. In 2015, he was appointed Foundation Fellow of the Monash Education Academy and a member of its inaugural Executive Council. And in 2018, The Australian newspaper identified him as a national ‘research leader’ in the field of English language and literature education.  

He has authored and edited 10 scholarly books, and published dozens of journal articles and book chapters in quality national and international publications. 

Current projects include:

  • Praxis, professional learning and becoming in cross-sectoral English teacher and teacher educator professional learning communities
  • Capacity building for academic leaders of student international mobility experince (IME) programs in universities 
  • The role and nature of dialogic writing in teacher professional learning communities
  • Professional practice and co-teaching in initial teacher education 

Research interests

  • teacher professional learning
  • teacher professional identity
  • teacher education / higher education
  • the teaching of writing
  • literature teaching
  • English teaching: curriculum and pedagogy
  • creativity in English teaching
  • narrative in research
  • (international) professional experience in initial teacher education

Research area keywords

  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • English Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Narrative
  • Creativity

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Research Output

An Australian international teaching practicum in China: exploring multiple perspectives

Jin, A., Parr, G. & Cooley, D., Apr 2020, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 47, 2, p. 263-281 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The becoming of English teacher educators in Australia: a cross-generational reflexive inquiry

Parr, G., Bulfin, S., Diamond, F., Wood, N. & Owen, C., 2020, In : Oxford Review of Education. 46, 2, p. 238-256 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

English teachers and teacher educators in writing-based professional learning communities

Parr, G. & Bulfin, S., 2019, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Peters, M. A. (ed.). Singapore Singapore: Springer, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review

Co-teaching as praxis in English initial teacher education

Parr, G., Diamond, F. & Bulfin, S., 9 Jul 2018, Re-imagining Professional Experience in Teacher Education: Narratives of Learning. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 163-181 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


Dean's award for excellence in postgraduate research supervision

Parr, Graham (Recipient), 9 Dec 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's award for excellence in postgraduate supervision

Parr, Graham (Recipient), 9 Dec 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 1 Mentor/ Internship supervision

Research Winter School Presentation

Joanne Marie Deppeler (Speaker), , Scott Anthony Bulfin (Speaker), , Graham Bruce Parr (Speaker), , Catriona Louise De Bruin (Speaker), & Clare Hall (Speaker)

4 Jul 2016

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsMentor/ Internship supervision