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This research concentration is one of the largest in world that is focused on contributing to new knowledge about issues related to educational and social inclusion. RESI has a very diverse multidisciplinary membership from which interdisciplinary teams can be quickly formed around the needs of a project. Members include social psychologists, sociologists, policy analysts, developmental psychologists, educational psychologists, linguists and critical scholars. They have broad expertise including critical studies, critical race studies, sociology, critical literacy, applied linguistics, social psychology, educational psychology, child development, policy studies and curriculum studies.

The Research in Educational and Social Inclusion Concentration is directed by Associate Professor Anna Sullivan and led by an Executive Group who oversees the implementation of the research strategy and advises the director on a range of strategic matters.


Executive Group

Professor Barbara Comber
Portfolio Lead (Publications)
Professor Robert Hattam
Portfolio Lead (Research)
Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney
Portfolio Lead (International)
Dr Kathryn Paige
Portfolio Lead (Higher Degree Research)

Full members

Professor of Education Justice, UniSA Education Futures
Professor of Education, UniSA Education Futures
Professor of Education and Social Development, UniSA Education Futures
Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, UniSA Education Futures
Associate Professor of Sociology in Education, UniSA Education Futures
Associate Professor of Education, UniSA Education Futures
Research Fellow / Lecturer, UniSA Education Futures
Prog Director:Masters (TESOL, Edu, Grad Dip in Digital Learn & Edu Leadership), UniSA Education Futures
Lecturer in Early Childhood Language and Literacy, UniSA Education Futures
Senior Lecturer in Professional Experience, UniSA Education Futures
Program Director: Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours), UniSA Education Futures
Associate Director: Regional Engagement (APY lands)/Senior Lecturer, UniSA Education Futures
Lecturer: Research Methods and Postgraduate Supervision, UniSA Education Futures
Senior Lecturer: Health and Physical Education, UniSA Education Futures