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Personal profile


Mike Phillips is the Associate Professor of Digital Transformation in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His work focuses on the knowledge expert teachers develop when integrating educational technologies into their practice. Additionally, Mike researchers the ways in which expert teachers make active decisions about their classroom technology integration. Mike's research regularly involves collaboration with colleagues from Australia, the United States, Europe, Asia and the sub-continent. In 2019, Mike lead an international team from 11 countries exploring teacher decision making in technology rich contexts as part of the UNESCO EDUsummIT.

These projects have resulted in a range of books, book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations including a Highly Commended Paper Award from the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and the Best Paper Award at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in 2016 and again in 2019. Mike has also received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2015), the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (2016), the Monash Postgraduate Association Lecturer of the Year Award (2016) and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Researcher (2017).

Prior to joining Monash University in 2013 Michael was a senior teacher for 15 years in secondary schools. He is also an Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Technology in Education and his work enhancing the professional learning of ICT teachers in Victoria was recognised in December 2013 with an Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria.

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Research interests

  • Shaping digital futures
  • Transforming teaching and learning
  • Pre- and in-service teachers decision-making in technology rich contexts
  • Epistemic Network Analysis
  • Quantitative Ethnography
  • Educational design

Research area keywords

  • digital
  • education
  • teacher knowledge
  • decision making
  • policy
  • Shaping digital futures


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