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Journal Team

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education is the journal of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. AIJRE is peer-reviewed and accepts submissions electronically.

Di Gardiner

Journal Manager

Di Gardiner is the Manager and Co-ordinator of the Australian & International Journal of Rural Education. Di is based at Curtin University.

    Sue Ledger

    Vice President, Journal Board

    Sue Ledger, Murdoch University. (Dip Ed –Primary/ECE, B.Ed, Grad Dip, M.Ed, PhD candidate) B.Ed Academic Course Advisor, Lecturer and Coordinator of School Experience at Murdoch University. Sue’s current teaching and research interests include: International Education, Rural and Remote Education, Literacy, Special Needs and Educational Policy. Sue previously co-authored 9 books in the ‘Snapshots of Asia’ series published by Curriculum Corporation. Sue has worked as a trainer for First Steps Literacy throughout Australia and overseas.

    She was awarded a Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Award 2002 and has spent the last 6 years abroad working as in as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Coordinator, Art teacher and multiage settings. Sue has recently returned to W.A to complete her PhD A glonacal approach to policy analysis – International Policy(IBPYP) enactment in remote Indonesian schools. She represents Murdoch University on a range of committees associated with Rural and Remote practicum’s and is chair of the combined universities’ W.A School experience committee. Sue has taught and held administrative positions in a wide range of rural and remote schools throughout WA and overseas.


      Aaron Drummond

      Journal Board

      Aaron Drummond is a Research Fellow for the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit (FHBHRU) at Flinders University. Aaron has a background in Psychological Science and is interested in the intersection of technology, psychology, and public policy, especially in rural settings. To this end, Aaron’s research investigates the efficacy of new public policies to improve mental health such as the NewAccess program which delivers therapies for anxiety and depression to a range of people in both rural and metropolitan locales. Aaron is also interested in decision making in areas of public policy relating to important societal issues such as mental health and education, especially in relation to rural Australia.

        Paula Jervis-Tracey

        Journal Board

        Paula Jervis-Tracey is is an academic with the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University and has worked in the area of professional experience in Initial Teacher Education Programs for the past 10 years. In so doing she has worked extensively with both final year pre-service teacher and industry in preparing and shaping new graduates as they enter the teaching profession, particularly in rural contexts. Additionally in her role as Director of Professional Experience she worked with many schools and pre-service teachers on issues relating to the misuse of social media.Jervis-Tracey’s research is primarily concerned with initial teacher education and issues concerning beginning teachers (including rural education and preparation, induction and teacher professionalism, and mentoring). Major current and recent research includes an ARC Discovery on Managing tensions in professional statutory practice: Living and working in rural and remote communities; as well as two other Griffith grants for learning and teaching focussing on novice teacher induction and support.

          Jodie Kline

          Journal Board

          Dr Jodie Kline’s research interests include rural (teacher) education and social inclusion. Jodie has been a Chief Investigator on a number of large-scale teacher education projects aimed at reducing inequality in rural settings. Her current appointment is as a Research Fellow for the Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education project (ARC Linkage). She is a reviewer for academic journals including the Journal of Research in Rural Education and The Australian Educational Researcher, and a reviewer for the Deakin University Faculty of Arts and Education Human Ethics Advisory Group. Jodie has taught within the Sociology and Political Science programs at the University of Melbourne, and in the Social Sciences at Deakin University. Jodie’s PhD explored political resistance in marginalised communities.

            Tania Broadley

            Journal Board

            Associate Professor Tania Broadley (BEd.(Hons), PhD) is Academic Lead of the Curtin Learning Institute at Curtin University.Tania provides leadership in professional learning and academic development within Curtin. Her previous role in the Curtin Business School provided academic development and expertise in enhancing student learning through innovative teaching and technology strategies. Tania continues to conduct research into Teacher Education, which follows on from her background as Lecturer in Educational Technology for the School of Education at Curtin University, Tania taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, both face to face and online including Open University Australia (OUA) and regional programs. Tania’s expertise in rural and remote education is grounded in her PhD study and earlier work as a Research Associate with the Western Australian Hub of the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). Tania has taught K-6 in government, catholic and independent schools.