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Personal profile

Biography

Umesh Sharma is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. He is the Head of the Educational Psychology and Inclusive and Special Education Community.

 

Umesh is working closely with a number of professionals in the field of special and inclusive education from both developed (Canada, USA, UK, Singapore,Italy, Germany and Hong Kong) and developing countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands).

He is the chief co-editor of the Australasian Journal of Special Education andthe Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education.  He has authored over 100 academic articles, book chapters and edited books that focus on various aspects of inclusive education. His recently co-authored book “A Guide to Promoting a Positive Classroom Environment” was the recipient of the International Book Prize Award from the Exceptionality Education International.  He has also received several awards for his contribution to academia including the Dean’s award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration in 2012; the Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social) in 2016; and, the Dean’s Award for Research Enterprise in 2017. His project on the development of the Pacific Indicators for Inclusive Education (Pacific INDIE http://www.monash.edu/education/research/projects/pacific-indie/)  received the Zero award for outstanding policy development at the United Nations Office in Vienna in 2016. 

 

Research interests

Attitude and concern measurement; Positive behaviour Support; Inclusive curricular strategies; Inclusive education in developing countries; Teacher efficacy to implement inclusive education

Keywords

  • Inclusive Education
  • special education
  • attitude measurement
  • disability studies
  • Teacher Education

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Projects 2006 2108

Research Output 2003 2019

Addressing barriers to implementing inclusive education in the Pacific

Sharma, U., Armstrong, A. C., Merumeru, L., Simi, J. & Yared, H., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Inclusive Education. 23, 1, p. 65-78 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Teachers' commitment to teach in inclusive schools, preparation of

Sharma, U. & Pace, E. M., 2019, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Peters, M. A. (ed.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review

Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms: from policy to practice in Australian schools

Sharma, U., 2019, In : Professional Voice. 12, 3, p. 18-25 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

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The impact of funding models on the education of students with autism spectrum disorder

Sharma, U., Furlonger, B. & Forlin, C., Jul 2019, In : Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education. 43, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Prizes

2015 Outstanding author contribution award

Umesh Sharma (Recipient), 31 Oct 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration

Umesh Sharma (Recipient), 30 Nov 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Research Entreprise

Umesh Sharma (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact)

Umesh Sharma (Recipient), 30 Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award 2015

Umesh Sharma (Recipient), 12 Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2019

  • 9 Contribution to conference
  • 5 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

CITED: Inclusive Teacher Education and Development, International Consortium

Stella Laletas (Member of programme committee), Umesh Sharma (Organiser), Christine Grove (Member of programme committee)
9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

5th International Conference on Inclusive Education

Umesh Sharma (Keynote/plenary speaker)
28 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Teacher Agency for Inclusive Education : An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Umesh Sharma (Keynote/plenary speaker)
7 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

The Inclusive Education Summit

Umesh Sharma (Keynote/plenary speaker)
8 Jul 201610 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Predicting the future of special education beyond 2030

Umesh Sharma (Contributor)
21 May 201522 May 2015

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar