Personal profile


Kate is a senior lecturer in inclusion and disability and is the Graduate Research Coordinator within the Faculty of Education. She has been researching and teaching in higher education within the Faculty of Education at Monash University for eleven years, focusing her research on:

  • Evidence-based instruction and intervention in reading, writing and behaviour
  • Universal Design
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Disability legislation, policy and funding

Kate has completed research for the Commonwealth and State Education Departments as well as Catholic Education Melbourne. She served as a member of the Tasmanian Literacy Panel 2022-2023 and was called as an expert witness for the Royal Commission into Violence, Neglect, Abuse and Exploitation of Persons with Disability where she spoke about barriers experienced by children and young people with disability in accessing safe, quality and inclusive education. Kate regularly provides professional learning to educators, and she writes for both academics as well as readers from the general public. 

Research interests

Kate's research focuses on schoolwide and classroom practices that support all students to participate, engage and make progress in learning. Her current projects explore differentiated teaching and learning interventions that fit within Tiers 1 and 2 of multi-tiered systems of support. 

Monash teaching commitment

Teaching Commitment


EDF5656 - Practising Inclusion

EDF5692 - Professional Practice in Special and Inclusive Education

EDF5632 - Learning in Inclusive School Communities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Co-Convenor Inclusive Education Special Interest Group, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

2019 → …

Academic Board Member, All Means All Inc


Research area keywords

  • Disability
  • Inclusive Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Educational Policy
  • Inclusion
  • Differentiation
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Co-Teaching
  • Systematic Review
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Learning Interventions
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Response to Intervention

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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