Mandy Gayle Salisbury



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Mandy Salisbury is a Ph.D. candidate and casual research assistant in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She is also an early childhood education trainer in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Mandy has worked as an early years educator and primary school teacher and leader. Earlier career roles included commercial sales, customer service, and business analysis. Mandy has a passion for pursuing equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for educators and children. Her current research work includes understanding early childhood educators’ use of evidence, including research evidence, to support quality teaching practices.


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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Research, Graduate Certificate, Monash University

Award Date: 14 Feb 2021

Education, Masters of Education, Monash University

25 Feb 20134 Dec 2017

Award Date: 4 Dec 2017

Education, Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

25 Feb 20132 Jan 2014

Award Date: 2 Jan 2014

Education, Graduate Diploma in Education, Queensland University of Technology

1 Mar 20067 Jul 2007

Award Date: 7 Jul 2007

Business, Bachelor of Commerce, University of Tasmania

1 Mar 199018 Dec 1997

Award Date: 18 Dec 1997

External positions

Committee Member, Parent-Child Mother Goose Australia Incorporated

1 Oct 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Quality use of research evidence
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Evidence-informed Practice
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Learning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Oral Language Pedagogies


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