Personal profile


Dr Kylie Zee Bradfield worked as a primary teacher before beginning work as a lecturer in higher education at The Queensland University of Technology in 2009. Recently, Kylie spent four years lecturing at The University of Stirling in Scotland where, among other literacy based-projects, she helped develop national frameworks for initial teacher education and examined international curriculum reforms in Croatia. Her research interests are related to what teachers know and do to teach literacy, language, and literature.

Now at Monash University in Melbourne, Kylie works in undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education courses in addition to consulting in the creation of school programs and in providing professional development to teachers.

Her research work has been published in The Curriculum Journal, an esteemed international journal, as well as in quality publications for Oxford University Press.

Kylie is a coeditor for the journal Literacy Learning: the Middle Years.

Supervision interests

I am interested in working with postgraduate students in any areas of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching literacy, language, and literature. 

Monash teaching commitment

Kylie works within the literacy suites of both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching courses. 

Her CE roles have recently been in EDF1084, EDF2049, EDF5817, EDF4009.

Research interests

Kylie is interested in everything that teachers know and do about teaching literacy, language, and literature in the primary classroom. She is also working on projects analysing children's literature.


Kylie is available to schools and wider organisations needing support in the teaching of literacy, language, and literature. This includes working with diverse students such as those who have lEnglish as an additional language or dialect.

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

Research area keywords

  • Children's Literature
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  • Primary Literacy
  • Primary Grammar
  • Teaching Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Teaching Grammar
  • Teaching Comprehension

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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