RISE comprises researchers, consultants and professional educators who collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the university, depending on the project.

Dr Julie McMillan
RISE Co-Chair

Expertise includes:
  • students with disabilities and complex needs
  • school-wide positive behaviour support
  • personalised assessment and planning for students with disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • mental health and wellbeing for young people with disabilities
  • impact of teacher professional learning on student outcomes

Dr Jane Jarvis
RISE Co-Chair

Expertise includes:
  • differentiating learning experiences for diverse students
  • teacher education for inclusive practice
  • leadership for differentiation and inclusive practice
  • gifted education and academic talent development
  • mental health and wellbeing for diverse students

Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker

Expertise includes:
  • educators’ professional learning
  • learning environments
  • inclusive school practices

Dr Karyn Carson

Expertise includes:
  • early identification of speech, language and literacy difficulties through robust and predictive screening and monitoring methods
  • evidence-based clinical and classroom-based instructional approaches for language and reading
  • professional learning and collaboration among educators and allied professionals

Dr Carol Le Lant

Expertise includes:
  • student engagement
  • differentiating learning experiences for diverse students
  • teacher preparation and professional learning for inclusive practice

Anne Bayetto

Expertise includes:
  • teaching reading
  • students with literacy and numeracy difficulties
  • school leadership for literacy teaching

Anna Noble

Expertise includes:
  • students with learning difficulties
  • sensory impairment (hearing and additional disabilities)
  • multi-tiered systems of support
  • inclusive education
  • personalised planning and support for students with disabilities

Dr Peter Walker

Expertise includes:
  • inclusive education
  • positive behaviour support

Dr Raj Brij

Expertise includes:
  • positive behaviour support
  • inclusive teaching practices and personalised planning for students with disabilities and complex needs

Lesley Henderson

Expertise includes:
  • gifted education
  • teacher professional learning
  • general capabilities within The Australian Curriculum