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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, 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 pathways to higher education for underrepresented groups and non-ATAR students, and rural placements.


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Research interests

  • Pathways and Access to Higher Education
  • Rural Placements and Rural research

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
  • Rural placement experiences of pre-service teachers

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
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Research area keywords

  • Pathways
  • Transition
  • Critical Ethnography
  • Rural Placement Experiences