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Kristin Reimer is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, focusing on educational access, inclusive education and restorative justice. Her research focuses broadly on social engagement and relational approaches in education. She is particularly interested in the potential of approaches such as restorative justice to facilitate educational spaces characterized by mutuality rather than control. Kristin's research is often informed by the voices and experiences of young people most affected by the approaches she explores.

Kristin's Ph.D. thesis, entitled Restorative Justice as a Window into Relationships: Student Experiences of Social Control and Social Engagement in Scotland and Canada, was completed in 2015. This research was a multi-site case study focused on the experiences of Canadian elementary (Grades 5 and 6) and Scottish secondary (S1) students where the student experience of restorative justice was situated within particular school, regional and national contexts. Her study suggests that restorative justice in schools can be used as both a social control mechanism and as a tool of social engagement.

Research interests

Restorative approaches in education

Relational pedagogies

Cultural and social dynamics in schools

Teacher education

Social engagement vs. social control in schools

Student voice

Social justice and education


  • Equity
  • Justice and social issues
  • Prejudice, conflict, exclusion and inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Social Control
  • Social justice and education
  • Teacher Education
  • Children's rights
  • Pedagogy
  • Community and School Relations
  • Educational Values
  • Restorative justice
  • Restorative approaches

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

Educating on the margins: young people's insights into effective alternative education

Reimer, K. & Pangrazio, L., 28 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Inclusive Education. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Taking note: engaging students as co-researchers

Reimer, K. E. & McLean, L. R., 2015, In : Radical Pedagogy. 12, 2, p. 68-92 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An exploration of the implementation of restorative justice in an Ontario public school

Reimer, K., 2011, In : Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy. 2011, 119, p. 1 - 42 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Conceptual clarity and connections: global education and teacher candidates

Reimer, K. & McLean, L. R., 2009, In : Canadian Journal of Education. 32, 4, p. 903 - 926 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Transformative Teacher Educator Fellowship

Kristin Reimer (Recipient), 21 Mar 2018

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Field of School Climate

Kristin Reimer (Recipient), Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

T.B. Greenfield Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Kristin Reimer (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Margaret Haughey Master’s Award

Kristin Reimer (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)