Our people

The Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI) is one of the largest research concentrations in the world that is focused on contributing to new knowledge about issues related to educational and social inclusion.

CRESI has a 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.

CRESI 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 Lester-Irabinna Rigney
Portfolio Lead (International)
Dr Jamie Sisson
Portfolio Lead (Higher Degree Research)
Dr Deb Price
Portfolio Lead (Research Partnerships)

Full members

Director: Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, UniSA Education Futures
Professor of Education, 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
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
Senior Lecturer: Islamic Education and Pedagogy, UniSA Education Futures
Associate Director: Regional Engagement (APY lands)/Senior Lecturer, UniSA Education Futures
Research Degree Coordinator, UniSA Education Futures
Lecturer: Research Methods and Postgraduate Supervision, UniSA Education Futures
Senior Lecturer: Health and Physical Education, UniSA Education Futures