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Tim is a Lecturer at Monash University, where he coordinates and teaches in the Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DOTS) undergraduate pathway course and core first year teaching and learning units. Tim has experience in teacher education having taught in the areas of sociology of education, social education and humanities, and school and community partnerships. His doctoral research involved a critical ethnographic study of disengaged young people participating in an alternative education program for early school leavers in a small rural town in Western Victoria. Tim currently researches in the areas of transition and pathways to higher education for underrepresented groups, and rural education.


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Research interests

Sociology of Education

  • Pathways and Access to Higher Education
  • Youth Transitions to Further Education
  • Rural and Regional Education
  • Alternative Education Programs

Supervision interests

  • Exploring pathways and transition to higher education for students from underrepresented schools, TAFE, and other nontraditional pathways
  • Experiences of rural students in tertiary institutions
  • Developing pathways for rural students to participate in tertiary education

Research area keywords

  • Pathways
  • Transition
  • Critical Ethnography
  • Rural Placement Experiences

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper

Selection and rejection in teacher education: qualities of character crucial in selecting and developing teacher education students

McGraw, A. & Fish, T., 2018, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 46, 2, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Therapeutic responses to ‘at risk’ disengaged early school leavers in a rural alternative education programme

Fish, T. J., 2017, In : Ethnography and Education. 12, 1, p. 95-111 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adjustments and penalties in pathways

McLeod, A. B., Fish, T. J. & Pardy, J., 2015, Success and opportunity in challenging times: Proceedings of the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference. Barker, W. (ed.). Parramatta NSW Australia: University of Western Sydney, p. 1 - 18 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Blurring the boundaries: from relational learning towards a critical pedagogy of engagement for disengaged disadvantaged young people

Smyth, J., McInerney, P. & Fish, T. J., 2013, In : Pedagogy Culture and Society. 21, 2, p. 299 - 320 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Re-engagement to where? Low SES students in alternative-education programmes on the path to low-status destinations?

Smyth, J., McInerney, P. & Fish, T. J., 2013, In : Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 18, 1-2, p. 194 - 207 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Contribution to conference

Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2017

Kristin Reimer (Speaker), , Tim Fish (Speaker), , Amber McLeod (Speaker), & John Pardy (Speaker)

26 Nov 201730 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference